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Shelby sheriff: Man angry at CPS tries to bring guns to courthouse

CENTER, TX (KTRE) -

Shelby County authorities managed to intercept a man who had left the courthouse and tried to return with guns, according to Sheriff Newton Johnson.

Johnson said Phillip Cooper, who lives in the James community, had left a hearing involving Child Protective Services Wednesday morning and went to his residence. His wife then called the sheriff's office and said he was on his way back to the courthouse with a rifle and shotgun, Johnson said.

A deputy was able to intercept Cooper before he made it back to the courthouse.

After an investigation, authorities arrested Cooper on a charge of terroristic threat.

Johnson said he did not know what happened in the hearing to make Cooper angry.

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