Wednesday, November 20, 2019
News

US man arrested over threats to Jewish centre

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Washington | Monday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Police in the US state of Ohio have arrested a man they believe threatened to carry out a shooting at a Jewish community centre, the media reported on Monday.

James Reardon, 20, posted a video online of a man firing a gun with a caption identifying the centre in Youngstown, north of Pittsburgh, the BBC reported.

A search of his home revealed several weapons, body armour and a gas mask, police said on Sunday.

Reardon was arrested in New Middletown, near Youngstown, on Saturday and charged with menacing and harassment. He is due to appear in court on Monday.

Investigators said the alarm was raised when a post appeared on Instagram showing a man firing a gun with the caption: "Police identified the Youngstown Jewish Family Community shooter as white nationalist Seamus O'Reardon."

New Middletown Police Chief Vince D'Egidio told the media on Sunday that they believed Seamus O'Reardon was a pseudonym for James Reardon.

"He was implying that he was going to be identified as the shooter of the Jewish centre. That kicked off a very intensive investigation, a very rapidly evolving investigation," he was quoted by a local news channel as saying.

Security at Jewish facilities was increased and the FBI was contacted, D'Egidio added.

Last October, the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh that killed 11 people, was believed to be the worst anti-Semitic attack in US history, reports the BBC.

Suspected gunman Robert Bowers has been charged with the killings and if found guilty faces life in prison without parole.

--IANS ksk

( 270 Words)

2019-08-19-11:36:05 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
Mahinda Rajapaksa calls for snap Parliam...
Swedish prosecutors drop rape investigat...
Sri Lanka's newly elected President acce...
14 Taliban terrorists killed in Afghan a...
Protests over gas prices hike: Three Ira...
Bolivia's interim govt mulls holding new...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Army Chief briefs Rajnath about Siachen ...
Census 2021 to be conducted in 16 langua...
Army to pay homage to soldiers killed in...
Rajya Sabha passes Jallianwala Bagh Nati...
TMC MP raises air pollution issue in LS,...
Students want to make JNU centre of Urba...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Football Delhi launches Academy Acc... 
Spotify focuses on localisation for... 
Jonty Rhodes to train youngsters on... 
Leonardo DiCaprio posts about 'unsa... 
Facebook receives 5 lakh revenge po... 
Radiation from CT scans increases t... 
Gehlot criticises BJP's hatred for ... 
Pakistan restores postal service to...