2 Arrested for Mass Shooting Threats in Ohio & Florida
Police across the country are on high alert for copycat mass shooters in the wake of recent tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
Over the weekend, two men in separate incidents were arrested on suspicion of plotting attacks.
One of them was James Reardon, a self-described white nationalist.
Investigators arrested him Saturday after uncovering a threatening social media post.
They say the video shows him shooting a semi-automatic rifle and talking about killing Jews in Youngstown, Ohio.
Police seized semi-automatic weapons, dozens of rounds of ammunition and bulletproof armor.
A day earlier in Daytona Beach, Florida, deputies arrested Tristan Wix after finding chilling text messages.
The texts said, “I’d like to shoot into a large crowd and kill 100 people,” and “I’d wanna break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever.”
Authorities said Wix had a 22-caliber hunting rifle and 400 rounds of ammunition when he was arrested.
Wix is now being held without bond in Florida.
Reardon is being held on $250,000 bond with a court hearing scheduled for Monday morning.
The FBI hasn’t said yet if it will pursue charges against either man.
An FBI study shows 85% of active shooters brag online about their potential plan.