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Austin man allegedly plotted mass shooting

April 17th, 2017 - Comments Off

AUSTIN, Texas – A 50-year-old man was arrested on weapon charges after authorities say he allegedly plotted a mass shooting in Austin.

An affidavit filed Monday in U.S. Western District Court states that federal officials say they might have foiled a mass shooting in Austin this month.

The affidavit said a confidential source told the FBI that Steven Thomas Boehle is a right-wing extremist who had planned the attack.

The complaint reportedly reveals that Austin police seized three guns and about 1,100 rounds of ammunition on April 12from a North Austin residence where Boehle had been staying.