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Jacksonville mass shooting suspect pleaded not guilty …

The man accused of plotting a mass shooting at a Jacksonville Islamic Center has pleaded not guilty in court.

Bernandino Bolatete, 69, is accused of plotting a mass shooting at the Islamic Center but is in FBI custody and he’s been charged with knowingly receiving and possessing a silencer not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. The investigation is ongoing.

During meetings with the undercover officer, Bolatete repeatedly expressed his hatred for Muslims and told the officer about a medical condition involving his kidney. The suspect said he used to a be a “Rangemaster” at a shooting range in the Philippines. Years ago, someone accidentally shot the suspect in the back while he was working at the range, resulting in the loss of a kidney, a criminal complaint said.

On Nov. 10, the undercover

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Jacksonville mass shooting plotter pleaded not guilty

The man accused of plotting a mass shooting at a Jacksonville Islamic Center has pleaded not guilty in court.

Bernandino Bolatete, 69, is accused of plotting a mass shooting at the Islamic Center but is in FBI custody and he’s been charged with knowingly receiving and possessing a silencer not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. The investigation is ongoing.

During meetings with the undercover officer, Bolatete repeatedly expressed his hatred for Muslims and told the officer about a medical condition involving his kidney. The suspect said he used to a be a “Rangemaster” at a shooting range in the Philippines. Years ago, someone accidentally shot the suspect in the back while he was working at the range, resulting in the loss of a kidney, a criminal complaint said.

On Nov. 10, the undercover

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Judge calls man accused of plotting mass shooting in Jacksonville ‘serious, serious danger’

The man
accused of plotting a mass shooting
at a Jacksonville Islamic center will stay in federal custody.

At 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Judge Joel Toomey decided not to release Bernandino Bolatete, denying his attorney’s request that he be let out on bond.

Toomey called Bolatete a “serious, serious danger” to our community.

Police: Jacksonville man arrested for plotting mass shooting at …

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 69-year-old Jacksonville man has been arrested for allegedly planning a mass shooting at an Islamic Center on St. Johns Bluff Road, according to several law enforcement agencies.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, along with the FBI of Jacksonville, started investigating in October Bernandino Gawala “Nandie” Bolatete after a source tipped JSO. The source told police that Bolatete expressed strong anti-Islamic sentiment, including how he wanted to conduct a mass shooting at the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida, 2333 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S.

JSO said an undercover detective met with Bolatete and confirmed the information

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Sheriff: 69-year-old man planned mass shooting at Jacksonville’s Islamic center

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 69-year-old man whose East Arlington home was raided Friday night was planning a mass shooting of the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and FBI announced Monday.

Sheriff Mike Williams said Bernandino Bolatete’s plan came to law enforcement’s attention from a tip in October. An undercover officer contacted him and they met on several occasions at local gun ranges. Williams said Bolatete confirmed to the undercover detective in secretly recorded conversations that he hated Muslims and outlined his idea to carry out a mass shooting.

“The investigation confirmed the suspect was planning on

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FBI: Jacksonville man arrested for plotting mass shooting at Islamic Center

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 69-year-old Jacksonville man has been arrested for allegedly planning a mass shooting at an Islamic Center on St. Johns Bluff Road, according to several law enforcement agencies.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, along with the FBI of Jacksonville, started investigating in October Bernandino Gawala Bolatete after a source tipped JSO. The source told police that Bolatete expressed strong anti-Islamic sentiment, including how he wanted to conduct a mass shooting at the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida, 2333 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S.

JSO said an undercover detective met with Bolatete and confirmed the information they received.

During the investigation, Bolatete made plans to conduct the mass shooting, including obtaining the weaponry to complete the attack, according to JSO Sheriff Mike Williams.

The undercover

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