FBI arrests Michigan man suspected of planning mass shooting at synagogue
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...