Ohio Man Jailed, Said He Shot at Jewish Center

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An Ohio man is in jail after police received a tip about an online video where he identified himself as the shooter at a Jewish community center, an incident that hadn’t happened yet. James Reardon, 20, was arrested Friday on charges of telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing, the FBI said, reports USA Today. A search warrant was executed at Reardon’s parents’ home the same day police in New Middletown, Oh., received the tip about the video. Reardon was arrested without incident. “This is a person that has declared himself as a white nationalist. With the hate crimes and everything else going on … we did our part to make sure this person was taken off the streets very quickly,” said Police Chief Vince D’Egidio.

Authorities confiscated two AR-15’s, a rifle with a bayonet, a 40 caliber anti-tank gun, knives, several magazines, ammunition, and a gas mask from his home, reports WFMJ.com. “Grateful for the work of the FBI, local law enforcement and our community partners in the Youngstown Jewish community,” said the Anti-Defamation League’s regional office in Cleveland. “We will continue to employ all our resources to stop the spread of white nationalism and violent extremism.” Reardon is being held in the Mahoning County Jail on $250,000 bond.

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