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Three potential mass shootings foiled in three days

Three potential mass shootings have been foiled within three days of each other, US police say.

A 20-year-old who threatened a Jewish centre in Ohio, a 22-year-old man who posted about carrying out a mass shooting in Connecticut and a 25-year-old man from Florida who texted his ex-girlfriend saying he wanted to “break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever” were all arrested between Thursday and Saturday.

In Ohio, James Reardon Jr was arrested after allegedly making a threat on Instagram against the Jewish Community Centre of Youngstown.

When police searched his home they found semi-automatic weapons, bullets and antisemitic literature.

He was arrested on charges of telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing charges on Saturday.

Police say he posted a video of a man, thought to be the suspect, shooting a semi-automatic rifle, with the caption “Police identified the Youngstown Jewish Family Community shooter as local white nationalist Seamus O’Rearedon”, according to US news site WKBN-TV.

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