When: August 2019
Where: Ferris State University (Michigan), area hospitals
What: Police arrested 33-year-old Arnold Holmes after he posted multiple YouTube videos threatening a Ferris State University professor, area hospitals, a veterans’ affairs office and military police.
The university said they dealt with Holmes before and kicked him off campus in the spring semester.
Authorities received a tip of the videos and quickly identified Holmes as a suspect.
Family members said Holmes served two tours in Iraq before being discharged from the Marines in 2012 and that he has struggled with his mental health since.
“I feel like the police did their job properly, they were great with us,” said Holmes’ girlfriend. “It’s sad that it came down to this, but I mean I think he felt this was the only way to go about it. Hopefully, after this, a change can be made and he can get help and can go on with his life and not do this again.”