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USThe FBI is warning there could by copycat attacks following the Dayton and El Paso shootings — and one man has already been arrested after police said he threatened to 'shoot up' another Walmart

18:50  05 august  2019
18:50  05 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A Florida man was arrested Sunday for threatening to “ shoot up ” his local Walmart — later telling cops he was “intrigued” by the El Paso and Dayton “ He was intrigued with the shootings over the last couple of days,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister told reporters at a press conference.

El Paso shooting at Walmart leaves 20 people dead. Read more. He was arrested and is being held in custody after rampaging into an El Paso Walmart , opening fire and ultimately killing 20. Local authorities in both El Paso and Dayton have made no definitive statements about the mental health

The FBI is warning there could by copycat attacks following the Dayton and El Paso shootings — and one man has already been arrested after police said he threatened to 'shoot up' another Walmart© Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office/Google Street View

The FBI said copycat attacks are possible in the wake of this weekend's mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas - and already a man in Texas has been arrested for threatening to "shoot up" a Walmart, telling cops he was "intrigued" by the recent shootings.

On Sunday, the FBI issued a statement saying the agency "remains concerned that US-based domestic violent extremists could become inspired by these and previous high-profile attacks to engage in similar acts of violence."

"The FBI asks the American public to report to law enforcement any suspicious activity that is observed either in person or online," the statement read.

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A mass shooting took place at a Walmart store in El Paso , Texas, United States, on the morning of August 3, 2019. A single gunman killed 20 people and injured 26 more.

Just hours after the shooting in Dayton , Ohio, a copycat shooter attempted another attack on a Walmart in Gibsonton, Florida, which is south of East Tampa. WSTP reporter Angelina Salcedo reported that a 31-year-old white male was “intrigued” by the terrorist attacks in El Paso , Texas and

That same day, Wayne Lee Padgett, 31, was arrested in Hillsborough County, Florida, hours after police said he called up a local Walmart and threatened a shooting there.

Authorities told Business Insider's Hayley Peterson and WFLA that Padgett called the Walmart in Gibsonton just after 1 p.m. and said he was five minutes away and was going to "shoot up" the store.

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A Florida man was arrested Sunday for threatening to “ shoot up ” his local Walmart — later telling cops he was “intrigued” by the El Paso and Dayton massacres. Wayne Lee Padgett, 31, is accused of targeting a Walmart in Gibsonton, just 10 miles south Tampa. He allegedly called the store and told

Today’s shooting in El Paso , Texas, was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice. I know that I The Dayton shooting comes less than 24 hours after Patrick Crusius shot 20 people dead and This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas”. President Trump tweeted about the shooting

He never arrived at the store, but within hours, police had identified the caller and tracked Padgett down. According to Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister, Padgett said "he was intrigued with the shootings over the last couple of days."

Padgett was arrested on a felony charge of making a false report of using a firearm in a violent manner. He admitted to making the call, blocking his phone number, and deleting his call history, but did not admit to making the threat, police said.

Padgett lives near the Walmart he threatened to attack, and his mom even works there (though she reportedly wasn't at the location when he called in the threat).

Police found no firearms in Padgett's home. He is unemployed and has no criminal history.

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