A man is in custody after police said he threatened to kill an Oklahoma County judge.
A credible tip about the plot put Oklahoma County deputies on high alert.
“This guy had the means and the notice to carry out some pretty extreme violence,” said Aaron Brilbeck, the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office public information officer.
Deputies were on the lookout for Deangelo Favors Monday after they received information that he planned to kill Judge Amy Palumbo.
“Our deputies were patrolling the perimeter of the courthouse. They were looking out for him. They know he was a credible threat,” said Brilbeck.
Favors missed a court date in front of Judge Palumbo Friday. Monday someone who dug through the garbage outside the courthouse found a paper bag, with a gun inside.
Surveillance video shows Favors with a similar bag in hand as he walks in the direction of the trash can where the gun was found.
Investigators said they don't know if Favors put the gun in the trash to ditch it, or allegedly hide it for later. It's also noted that all the open, unlocked doors at the courthouse have metal detectors at the entrance.
“If he had made his way into the building who knows what kind of damage he would have done. Not only to Judge Palumbo, but to the other people inside that packed building,” said Brilbeck.
Favors was arrested at the courthouse Monday.
Officials have not announced what charges Favors could face.