By holding 33-year-old Matthew DeSavio after he made a massacre threat online, Las Vegas police may have avoided a mass shooting at Tuesday’s Stanley Cup final.
According to KLAS, a nearby radio station, one note stated, “I’m coming for you guys tonight, so I hope Vegas Golden Knights police officers are there to stand up for you!” I hope Sin City is ready for the Mandalay Bay atrocity’s second installment.
61 people were killed and hundreds more were injured when a shooter who was staying on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest music festival that was taking place below. The number of victims continues to be the highest in American history.
Around noon on Tuesday, it is claimed that Las Vegas Metro police went to the store where DeSavio was reportedly making the threats and arrested the suspect. The suspect has a long history of harassing someone at that business, according to sources.
Someone had also gotten in touch with the police over concerns regarding DeSavio’s Facebook remarks about “conducting a mass shooting at T-Mobile Arena,” where the Vegas Golden Knights won their first NHL championship on Tuesday night.
The man allegedly asked the police if they had seen his Facebook posts when he was being detained. One of those texts referred to the 2017 Las Vegas shooting as “just a preview.”
According to law enforcement, the suspect allegedly vowed to carry out the massacre at the music event on Facebook in October. A Nevada court allegedly ordered a psychological assessment of DeSavio in November, but the state reportedly failed to complete it in time, leading to the dismissal of the case.