Police of Ohio, a U.S state, have arrested a man they believe threatened to carry out a shooting at a Jewish community centre.
James Patrick Reardon, 20, a self-identified white nationalist, posted a video online of a man firing a gun with a caption “Police identified the Youngstown Jewish Family Community shooter as white nationalist Seamus O’Reardon.”
Investigators said the alarm was raised when a post appeared on Instagram showing a man firing a gun with the caption: “Police identified the Youngstown Jewish Family Community shooter as white nationalist Seamus O’Reardon.”
A search of his home revealed several weapons, body armour and a gas mask, police said.
Reardon was charged with telephone communication harassment and aggravated menacing. His bond has been set at $250,000.
It was not immediately clear if Reardon had an attorney.