Man suspected in Jewish center shooting threat pleads 'not guilty'

James Reardon's arrest was one of several made after the massacres in El Paso and Dayton; demonstrators across the U.S. have marched for tougher gun laws.
2:57 | 08/20/19

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And now, to the troubling news investigators across this country are looking into three separate mass shooting threats in three states. Authorities arrestinguspects in Connecticut, Florida and Ohio. Police say a self-proclaimed white nationalist showing himself firing an assault and one of the suspects boasting he'd like to kill 100 people. And tonight, the FBI warning about the rise of domestic terror threats after El Paso and Dayton. And here's Alex Perez. Reporter: The Ohio man who police say threatened to shoot up this jewish community center in Youngstown, smiling, as he pleaded not guilty in court today. Authorities raided 20-year-old James Reardon's home Friday, finding an arsenal of semi-automatic weapons and bulletproof armor. Reardon, authorities say, posted this disturbing video on his Instagram. Firing a semi-automatic weapon, sirens blaring, with a caption reading, "Police identified the Youngstown jewish family community shooter as local white nationalist." That kicked off an intense investigation, a very rapidly evolving investigation because of the way the world is in. Reporter: Investigators say Reardon also attended the deadly charlottesville 2017 unite the right rally. And was interviewed by national geographic. I want a homeland for white people. Reporter: Reardon, just one in a string of arrests following the massacres in El Paso and Dayton tt police say have thwarted possible tragedies. This dramatic police body camera You have any weapons we need to know about? Reporter: -- Capturing the moment Florida officials arrested Tristan Wix in Dayton anyway beach, after he allegedly texted his girlfriend his intentions to shoot as many people as he could, writing, "A good 100 kills would be nice." And in Connecticut, 22-year-old Brandon wagshol, allegedly seen in this Instagram photo, wearing body armor and a helmet. Police discovering a Facebook post that they say "Showed his interest in committing a mass shooting." He purportedly purchased parts online to build his own rifle. Police recovering firearms and ammunition from his home. Tonight, they're all behind bars. No more silence! Reporter: All this as demonstrators in all 50 states took to the streets this weekend calling for tougher gun laws and universal background checks. From president trump, mixed signals in the days after the mass shootings, saying this -- On background checks, we have tremendous support for really common sense, sensible, important. Alex Perez live in Chicago tonight. And Alex, after El Paso and Dayton, federal authorities have been warning of potential copy tonight, that Ohio man, we know, was in court, a self-proclaimed white nationalist, and the judge now setting bond? Reporter: The judge setting a $250,000 bond, and also saying, if he posts that bail, he must be held on house arrest, banned from social media and banned from any jewish house of worship.

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