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Florida Man's Mass Shooting at Islamic Center Prevented, Police Say

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Tuesday, 05 December 2017 06:30 AM

Police said they stopped a man from carrying out a planned mass shooting at an Islamic center in Jacksonville, Florida.

Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams announced on Monday that police arrested 69-year-old Bernardino Gawala Bolatete after he tried to buy a gun silencer from an undercover officer, The Associated Press reported.

Police began investigating Bolatete after receiving a tip from a confidential source that Bolatete was planning a mass shooting at the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida.

An undercover officer contacted him and arranged the sale of the silencer. During taped conversations, Bolatete repeated his plans for the shooting.

He was arrested Friday after the silencer was delivered.

Williams said Bolatete already had the weaponry necessary to carry out the attack.

Bolatete is being held by the FBI and more charges could be filed. It was not known if he has an attorney.

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