Casa Grande man arrested suspected of making threats of mass shootings
Casa Grande police arrested a 19-year-old man on Sunday after he was investigated for making on-line feedback about committing a mass capturing at an area highschool, police station and movie show.
The man was recognized as Joshua Adam Bowen, a resident of Casa Grande.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations contacted police and alerted them of on-line threats Bowen made about harming individuals with mass shootings, Casa Grande police mentioned in a press launch. He threatened household and associates as effectively, based on the releas.
Bowen additionally praised the latest faculty capturing in Uvalde, Texas, the place 19 youngsters and two lecturers have been killed, based on police.
“It is important to note this investigation started because Law Enforcement received a tip from a citizen,” Casa Grande Chief of Police Mark McCrory mentioned within the launch. “We are not immune to the issues we see across our country, but our department will be diligent in investigating all threats and will continue to encourage citizens to report this type of behavior to law enforcement.”
Casa Grande detectives placed Bowen under surveillance and arrested him without incident. Officials didn’t find weapons on him but had leads to believe he may have access to guns, the press release said.
Bowen was charged on suspicion of making a terrorist threat and is being held at Pinal County Adult Detention Center on a $150,000 bond. His charges will be forwarded to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office for review, according to police.
“There is no doubt in my mind this individual was intent on hurting people and, ultimately would have found a way to do it,” McCrory mentioned within the launch. “Fortunately, we have great support at the local, state, and national level to identify these threats and in this instance these relationships functioned exactly as they should, and we were able to work together to stop a serious threat to our community.”
Reach breaking information reporter Angela Cordoba Perez at [email protected] or on Twitter @AngelaCordobaP.
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