An Arizona teenager who praised the Uvalde, Texas faculty bloodbath and threatened mass shootings at a highschool, police station and movie show was arrested final weekend, cops mentioned Monday.
Joshua Adam Bowen, 19, was charged Sunday with making terroristic threats and held on $150,000 bond after somebody tipped off authorities to the disturbing feedback he made on-line, the Casa Grande Police Division mentioned in a information launch.
“He threatened household and buddies and praised the current faculty taking pictures in Uvalde, Texas,” the place a teenage gunman armed with an AR-15 fashion rifle slaughtered 19 kids and two lecturers, the discharge said.
The FBI allegedly handed on phrase of the posts to police in Casa Grande, a metropolis of 55,000 about an hour south of Phoenix. Police positioned Bowen beneath surveillance and arrested him Sunday, police mentioned.
Police had been tipped off that Joshua Adam Bowen had threatened household and buddies and praised the college taking pictures in Uvalde.Casa Grande Police Division
He didn’t have weapons on him however police mentioned they recognized info that led them to “imagine he could have entry to firearms,” in line with the discharge.
“There isn’t a doubt in my thoughts this particular person was intent on hurting individuals and, finally would have a discovered a technique to do it,” Case Grande police Chief Mark McCrory mentioned in a press release.
“Thankfully, we’ve got nice assist on the native, state, and nationwide stage to establish these threats and on this occasion these relationships functioned precisely as they need to, and we had been in a position to work collectively to cease a critical menace to our neighborhood.”
A lady visits a memorial for the victims of the Texas faculty taking pictures.AP
Police reply to the scene of the taking pictures on Could 24, 2022.Fb / Joe Paul Ortega
He urged residents to proceed to report threats to regulation enforcement.