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Detroit man arrested in Ohio allegedly threatened a 'mass shooting' in Michigan

Posted: 12:44 PM, Feb 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-21 22:21:16Z
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WXYZ) — A Detroit man has been arrested in Ohio by U.S. Marshals for allegedly threatening a mass shooting on Facebook.

According to WKBN, 28-year-old Cameron White was arrested in Youngstown, Ohio on Wednesday. They report that a warrant was issued for White's arrest after posts said he was "planning a mass shooting real soon."

Marshals told WKBN that police in Detroit contacted them because it was believed he was hiding in Youngstown before carrying out the shooting in Michigan.

Law enforcement officials located White at a home in Youngstown, where he was arrested without incident. Officials say he will be held in local custody until "extradited to Detroit to face the charges of terroristic threats and computer charges."

He is currently being held in the county jail until he can be extradited to Detroit to face charges.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott told WKBN, "Immediate attention to this dangerous suspect by the Detroit police department and the U.S. Marshal’s task force in Detroit led to a swift and safe arrest by the task force in Youngstown. We will continue to partner with our state and local law enforcement agencies to keep suspects like White off the streets and our communities safe.”