Case dismissed against man accused of threatening to ‘shoot up’ Knox Co. Courthouse

Charges dropped against man threatening court house, Knox County
Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 2:51 PM CDT
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KNOX Co., Ill. (KWQC) - The case against a man who police say threatened to “shoot up” the Knox County Courthouse in December has been dismissed.

According to police, Matthew K. Sullivan, 30, called the Knox County Traffic Division about ongoing cases, when he threatened to “shoot up” the courthouse, deputies said. Sullivan was then found in his home in Galesburg, before any further threats could be done, according to police.

He was charged with disorderly conduct.

According to Knox County court records, prosecutors filed a nolle prosequi, meaning that they are opting not to continue with the case, on March 8.