Vegas police foil alleged mass shooting threat just before Stanley Cup final

Vegas police foil alleged mass shooting threat just before Stanley Cup final

A man was arrested just hours before the Vegas Golden Knights clinched the championship last night.



This is scary stuff. While it ended well for everyone attending the Vegas Golden Knights’ Stanley Cup winning game on Tuesday night, it has been reported by David Charns of the Western Slope Now, a CBS-affiliated television station and website, Las Vegas Metro police arrested a man who threatened a mass shooting at the Stanley Cup Final hours before Game 5.

“Just before noon on Tuesday, police responded to a Las Vegas business for a report of a person, later identified as Matthew DeSavio, 33, who was threatening a mass shooting at the Stanley Cup Final, documents said.

The person who called police told officers that DeSavio had stalked them for about a decade, officers said. DeSavio later showed up to the business where officers arrested him, according to documents obtained by KLAS Wednesday.”

DeSavio posted threats on his Facebook page claiming “to want to conduct a mass shooting at T-Mobile Arena,” police said.

“I’m coming for you guys tonight and I hope you get every [expletive] police officer in Vegas Golden Knights there to defend you!” one message said, according to police. “Hope Sin City is ready for the Mandalay Bay massacre part duex [sic].”

We all remember during the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1, 2017 fifty-eight people were shot and killed on the Las Vegas Strip. Two people later died from injuries, bringing the death toll to 60. It was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured in the shooting.

In another post, DeSavio reportedly wrote, “I warned y’all October 1st was just a preview,” police said.

This is just terrible, but thankfully any tragic event was avoided, but police arrested DeSavio outside of the business, about five hours before the game. He was adjudicated for prior stalking and harassment cases.

We are so relieved everyone is well and safe. 

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