Deputies: Man Who Threatened DSS Workers Had Gun at Office

dss-818.jpgGREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man who has been threatening social workers who took his son from his custody has been arrested at their office with a gun in his car.

Greenville County deputies said in a news release that 37-year-old Thomas Franklin has been threatening the workers at the county Department of Social Services for two months since they took away his son.

Investigators said Franklin made a specific threat to hurt DSS workers and get his son back Monday afternoon, and deputies were waiting in the parking lot.

Authorities say they found a gun, ammunition, a machete and a knife in Franklin’s car. No one was hurt.

Franklin is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. He remains in jail and it wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.

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