FBI: Man Arrested for Threatening Massacre Had 10,000 Rounds of Ammo

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Mahoning County Ohio jail

Days after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton rocked the nation, FBI agents raided the home of an Ohio man who allegedly threatened to commit his own massacre. Inside, they found more than a dozen rifles and 10,000 rounds of ammunition, the FBI said.

Justin Olsen, 18, was arrested Monday for allegedly threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer. He’s accused of making the threats on a meme website where he also  allegedly discussed shooting Planned Parenthood locations, citing multiple mass murders involving far-right extremists. During the raid on his house last Wednesday, he told investigators the posts were a joke.

Olsen allegedly made the threats on iFunny, a meme-sharing site where he used the name “ArmyOfChrist” and a picture of a medieval crusader as his avatar. (The crusades are a popular theme in some far-right Christian circles.) His account had more than 5,000 followers as of Tuesday morning before it was suspended.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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