Two Iowa men are being held without bail after allegedly threatening to carry out a mass shooting at the Hynes Convention Center this past weekend.
Eighteen-year-old Kevin Norton and 27-year-old James Stumbo were stopped from entering the convention center last Thursday after making threats in online chat rooms connected to the Pokemon World Championship. Police found an AR-15 rifle, a Remington shotgun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in their car.
- "Prosecutors and investigators released the men after questioning Thursday because they 'felt like the threat was mitigated, and then we would get (a search) warrant and do it right so that the charges would be firm,' Paul Fitzgerald, chief of BPD’s bureau of intelligence and analysis, said at a press conference today."
- "Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters Monday morning that the suspects made threats against the annual conference on social media and on an online Pokemon chat forum, and that the threats referenced Columbine and the Boston Marathon bombings."
This segment aired on August 24, 2015.