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June 14 Florida man charged with threatening mass shooting

COCOA, Florida. Authorities say they arrested a Florida man who threatened to shoot Walt Disney on Facebook.

Florida Today reports that 23-year-old Derek Eitel was arrested Tuesday and charged with written threats to kill or injure him.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s office said Eitel was in a chat group with over 800 members on Tuesday when he wrote, “5 likes and I’ll go get Disney.” Eitel lives near Cocoa, about an hour’s drive east of the park. According to the arrest report, two of its members reported this to the authorities. The report says that Eitel later admitted to typing the threat on his smartphone. Eitel was held on $ 100,000 bail. The prison records do not include a lawyer.

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