Police in Missouri have arrested a man they say confessed to a plan to wage an armed assault this weekend on a movie theater screening of the film “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2”.
Blaec Lammers, 20, was arrested after his mother tipped police in small-town Bolivar, Mo., that her son had purchased weapons similar to those used in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting and said she feared he might try to replicate the crime.
Lammers was charged Friday with first-degree assault, making a terroristic threat and armed criminal action.
“We’re sure breathing a sigh of relief tonight,” Bolivar police Sgt. Shawn Curtis told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s a job well done by our force. Obviously we’re getting a lot of media calls, but this guy is in jail now. It could have been a lot worse.”
Bolivar police have released a probable-cause statement that details the unlikely events.
According to the release, Lammers’ mother contacted authorities Thursday, expressing concern about her son’s possible plans. Soon, an officer approached Lammers at a hamburger restaurant and he was taken into custody. During a subsequent interview, Lammers said he had purchased two assault rifles for hunting.