WAILUKU - A man who threatened to return with a gun and a bomb after arguing with a state welfare worker was ordered to complete an anger management program as part of his sentence this month.
Brian McShane, 26, also was placed on five years' probation and ordered to undergo mental health treatment.
He had pleaded no contest to first-degree terroristic threatening in the Aug. 30 incident at the state Department of Human Services office on High Street in Wailuku.
That morning, McShane's regular caseworker wasn't there, and he talked with another eligibility worker. When she wasn't able to help him, McShane began arguing with her and a security guard, according to court records.
McShane said he would return to the office with a gun, said Deputy Prosecutor Kim Whitworth.
She said McShane also said: "I'm a terrorist. I'm coming back with a bomb."
After spending 36 days in jail, McShane had been released on supervision so he could get drug treatment and mental health treatment, Whitworth said. But she said he twice didn't show up for court dates and last month tested positive for marijuana use.
McShane said the positive test wasn't from smoking marijuana but "something I ate."
Deputy Public Defender Danielle Sears said McShane hitchhiked from Kipahulu on Monday night and ran to the courthouse so he could be present for his sentencing Tuesday.
Second Circuit Judge Joseph Cardoza said McShane has a chance to succeed on probation but should avoid making excuses.
McShane was ordered to have no contact with the victim.