FBI arrests Michigan man suspected of planning mass shooting at synagogue

Posted on AllSides June 18th, 2023
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The FBI arrested an Upper Peninsula man Friday, June 16 after investigators say he threatened a mass shooting at an East Lansing synagogue.

Seann Pietila, 19, was charged with “transmitting a communication containing a threat to injure another” according to a 43-page criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

Investigators say Pietila expressed Neo-Nazi ideology, antisemitism and glorified mass shooters including a New Zealand mosque shooter who killed 51 people and injured 40 more in 2019. Pietila was allegedly plotting a mass killing...

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https://www.mlive.com/crime/2023/06/fbi-arrests-michigan-man-suspected-of-planning-mass-shooting-at-synagogue.html

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