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NC Man Arrested for Threatening Multiple Shootings in Buffalo


The FBI arrested a man in Las Vegas after he threatened a number of shootings in the city of Buffalo on Sunday.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, on May 3rd, 33-year-old Daniel Parson, of Charlotte, North Carolina, called the Buffalo Police Department A-District and stated that he was going to “shoot up” a “fellowship church” on May 7, 2023. Parson also stated that “they knew who he was, and they had it coming.” Later that morning, at approximately 7:50 a.m., Parson called the Buffalo Police Department D-District and stated that he was going to “slaughter” a specific family located in Buffalo at 2:30 p.m. And shortly before 9:00 a.m., Parson called the Buffalo Police Department C-District and stated that he would conduct a mass shooting at an unspecified Tops grocery store.

Parson was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, and ordered held following a detention hearing in Federal Court in the District of Nevada. He was charged by a criminal complaint with making threats in or affecting interstate commerce. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Parson will be returned to the Western District of New York at a later date.


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