Florida Man Arrested For Making Threats Of Mass Shooting At Subway

Wagswoofs –  A 19-year-old man from Florida has been arrested and charged with allegedly making threats to carry out a mass shooting on a New York subway during the Thanksgiving weekend. The suspect, Robert Trout III, is said to have posted a video on his Instagram account in which he threatened to travel to New York and “cause havoc on the subway.”

During the video, prosecutors claim that Trout brandished multiple firearms, including two semi-automatic guns equipped with extended clips. In the footage, Trout disturbingly mentioned, “If you’re from New York City, do not take the train on Thursday evening,” while displaying a clip containing 60 bullets and stating, “60 shots – that’s 60 people dead.”

Trout made his first appearance in federal court in Tampa, Florida on Friday, following his arrest on November 22. The court ordered him to be detained until further proceedings. If found guilty, Trout could potentially face a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

MTA spokesperson Joana Flores released a statement on Sunday asserting that “there were no specific credible threats to New York City, including to the transit system.” She expressed gratitude to the NYPD and federal law enforcement authorities for their diligent work in ensuring the safety of New Yorkers.

The incident is a stark reminder that continuous efforts are being made to counter potential threats and uphold the security of public transportation systems throughout the nation.

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