A 20-year-old man pleaded not responsible Monday to threatening a Jewish neighborhood centre in a video that authorities say confirmed him taking pictures a semi-automatic rifle.
A choose close to Youngstown set bond at US$250,000 for James Reardon, ordered a psychological well being analysis and advised him to avoid Jewish homes of worship and organizations if he’s launched from jail.
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Police arrested Reardon Saturday on expenses of telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing, a day after a Jewish group contacted authorities.
Ammunition, semi-automatic weapons, a fuel masks and anti-Semitic data had been discovered at a home in New Middleton the place he lives together with his mom, police stated.
New Middletown police stated the video posted on Reardon’s Instagram account final month included the sounds of sirens and screaming with the caption: “Police recognized the Youngstown Jewish Household Group shooter as native white nationalist Seamus O’Rearedon.”
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The put up tagged the Jewish Group Middle of Youngstown.
The Youngstown Space Jewish Federation stated it discovered in regards to the risk on Friday and alerted the police and FBI. The group stated it later discovered that “ira_seamus” was a web-based pseudonym for James Reardon.
“I need to stress that we all know of no different risk to the Jewish Group or to any of our companies at this level it time,” stated Andy Lipkin, the federation’s government vice-president. “”Nonetheless, I’ve directed that we preserve the extra stage of safety for the close to future.“
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Reardon was arraigned by video in Struthers Municipal Courtroom.
A message in search of remark was left together with his legal professional. There was no reply at a cellphone quantity for his mom, and a person who answered a quantity listed for his father hung up.
Media shops in Youngstown reported that Reardon attended the 2017 white nationalist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia.
New Middletown Police Chief Vince D’egidio advised WFMJ-TV that Reardon has posted a number of movies by which he used derogatory remarks towards the Jewish and African American communities.