EDMOND — An Edmond man arrested on a complaint of making threats to employees at First Presbyterian Church remained in the Oklahoma County jail Tuesday on $21,000 bail.
Michael Seockjin Moon, 18, was booked into jail on a complaint of assault with intent to kill. Charges were pending Tuesday.
Moon is accused of going to the church at 1001 S Rankin St. and telling employees they were going to hell and that he was going to kill them one by one, according to an Edmond police report released Tuesday.
One of the victims said the man made stabbing motions into his chest and said he was not going to kill them literally, but figuratively, the report stated. He then said he was not Jesus Christ, but was acting for Jesus Christ.
The man described the church as being evil and full of sinners and said he would kill them all, police reported. He said he had been institutionalized and they had been forcing pills down his throat and poisoning him, the report states.
“He told them he was dying inside each day so he could come back and kill them all for their sins,” according to the report.
Before going to the church, Moon went to the welcome center at Edmond Memorial High School, 1000 E 15th St., at 7:20 a.m. Monday and asked to talk to a former teacher. He was turned away because he didn't have an appointment, said Susan Parks-Schlepp, school spokeswoman.
The school's police resource officer was notified about both incidents, and Central Middle School, 500 E Ninth St. was put on lockdown while officers searched for the man.
His father told police his son was at the Edmond Racquet Club, 425 Lilac Drive, where Moon was arrested.
Moon was a student in Edmond Public Schools from August 2005 through August 2012, and graduated from Edmond Memorial High School last spring, Parks-Schlepp said.
He played tennis for the school from ninth grade until March 2012 during his senior year. Parks-Schlepp would not say why he stopped playing tennis for the school short of his graduation.