Man charged after taking knives into federal court

DETROIT (AP) -- Authorities report that a 60-year-old man who says he spent most of the past 40 years behind bars brought knives into Detroit federal court to kill his probation officer and a judge.

The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press say that Timothy Daniels passed through security Monday with the knives in his jeans.

A complaint says he made it to the ninth floor and gave his probation officer a requested urine sample. Daniels later was arrested after showing the knives to officers.

A U.S. marshal wrote in the complaint that Daniels said "he wanted to go back to prison."

He's charged with possession of a dangerous weapon in a federal facility.

Daniels has past armed robbery and assault convictions. He was released from prison last month.

Published: Thu, Mar 6, 2014