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Florida police say mass shooting by Filipino at mosque thwarted

Filipino immigrant Bernandino Bolatete was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida on a weapons charge. Police say he planned to commit a mass shooting at a local mosque. FACEBOOK

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Law enforcement authorities said they prevented a mass shooting at a Jacksonville mosque and arrested a 69-year-old Filipino immigrant who allegedly hated Muslims.

Police charged Bernandino Gawala Bolatete with having a silencer not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record but obtained from an undercover officer. The silencer was sold December 1 in the parking lot of Academy Sports and Outdoors at 11901 Atlantic Blvd.

Bolatete, a green card holder, was arrested at his home and faces up to 10 years in federal prison if he is convicted on the weapons charge.

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The investigation started in October when the Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Bolatete “expressed

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Florida police say mass shooting by Filipino at mosque thwarted …

Filipino immigrant Bernandino Bolatete was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida on a weapons charge. Police say he planned to commit a mass shooting at a local mosque. FACEBOOK

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Law enforcement authorities said they prevented a mass shooting at a Jacksonville mosque and arrested a 69-year-old Filipino immigrant who allegedly hated Muslims.

Police charged Bernandino Gawala Bolatete with having a silencer not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record but obtained from an undercover officer. The silencer was sold December 1 in the parking lot of Academy Sports and Outdoors at 11901 Atlantic Blvd.

Bolatete, a green card holder, was arrested at his home and faces up to 10 years in federal prison if he is convicted on the weapons charge.

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The investigation started in October when the Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Bolatete “expressed

Read more at: http://usa.inquirer.net/8580/florida-police-say-mass-shooting-filipino-mosque-thwarted

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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After Von Maur mass shooting, Omaha police officers struggled to heal emotional wounds – Omaha World

A press conference at the Omaha mayor’s office on Dec. 6, 2007. From left: Col. Bryan Tuna of the Nebraska State Patrol, Omaha Police Chief Thomas Warren, Omaha mayor Mike Fahey, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and Jim von Maur of the department store chain.

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Tampa serial killer suspect used same gun in 4 killings, police say


Suspected serial killer caught in Tampa

Tampa police: Suspect was behind 4 murders.

The suspect in the serial killings spanning a 51-day period that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood used the same gun in four killings, but had “no apparent motive,” the city’s top law enforcement official said Wednesday.

The suspect, 24-year-old Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, admitted he owned the gun that was turned over to police Tuesday and that cracked the case, but did not admit to the killings, Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said at a

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/29/tampa-police-arrest-possible-serial-killer-in-seminole-heights.html

Police stop suspect after active shooter fears in Reno

Cops stopped a gunman in downtown Reno on Tuesday, after announcing they were hunting an active shooter and sparking fears of another Las Vegas-style attack.

Reno police tweeted at 7:50 p.m. PST that they were dealing with a “possible active shooter” and urged everyone to steer clear of the area.

SWAT cops later stormed the luxury apartment tower where the shooter was holed up and he was killed, officials said. It wasn’t immediately clear if he was killed by police or committed suicide. No one else was hurt, cops said.

Las Vegas resident Mike Pavicich, in Reno for business, was walking in downtown when he heard shots – and immediately thought of last month’s mass shooting that killed 58.

“When you heard it’s coming from above it reminds you of the guy shooting from Mandalay Bay … it’s scary you know? This is the same kind of town,” Pavicich told the Reno

Read more at: https://nypost.com/2017/11/28/police-respond-to-reports-of-active-shooting-in-reno/

Man Was Plotting New Year’s Eve Mass Shooting, Police Say

(CANBERRA, Australia) — Australian police have arrested a man accused of planning a mass shooting for New Year’s Eve in a crowded Melbourne square, officials said Tuesday.

Ali Ali, a 20-year-old Australian-born citizen with Somali parents, was trying to obtain an automatic rifle to attack the downtown Federation Square in Australia’s second-largest city, Victoria State Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said.

Thousands of revelers pack the square each year on New Year’s Eve.

Ali downloaded instructions from an al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula website on how to launch a terrorist attack and how to use guns, Patton said.

Patton described Ali as “a person who’s expressed an intention to try and kill as many people as he could through shooting them.”

He said authorities have eliminated the threat of the attack, saying “the risk that was posed by this person has been removed.”

Justice Minister Michael Keenan said police arrested four extremist last December over a

Read more at: http://time.com/5039504/man-arrested-new-years-eve-shooting-melbourne/

Man Was Plotting New Year’s Eve Mass Shooting, Police Say | Time

(CANBERRA, Australia) — Australian police have arrested a man accused of planning a mass shooting for New Year’s Eve in a crowded Melbourne square, officials said Tuesday.

Ali Ali, a 20-year-old Australian-born citizen with Somali parents, was trying to obtain an automatic rifle to attack the downtown Federation Square in Australia’s second-largest city, Victoria State Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said.

Thousands of revelers pack the square each year on New Year’s Eve.

Ali downloaded instructions from an al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula website on how to launch a terrorist attack and how to use guns, Patton said.

Patton described Ali as “a person who’s expressed an intention to try and kill as many people as he could through shooting them.”

He said authorities have eliminated the threat of the attack, saying “the risk that was posed by this person has been removed.”

Justice Minister Michael Keenan said police arrested four extremist last December over a

Read more at: http://time.com/5039504/man-arrested-new-years-eve-shooting-melbourne/