A 19-year-old Casa Grande man has been arrested after authorities say he made online threats of mass shootings at a local high school, police station and movie theater.
Joshua Adam Bowen was taken into custody on Sunday near his home in Casa Grande and is facing charges of making a terrorist threats.
Officials say Casa Grande police officers were contacted by the FBI regarding threats Bowen made online in which he allegedly harm people by mass shooting.
Agents reported that Bowen had threatened family and friends and had made several threats to harm people in mass shootings at a local high school, police station, and movie theater, all while praising the recent school tragic shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Bowen was immediately put under surveillance by detectives and were able to arrest him without incident. At the time of his arrest, no weapons were found in Bowen’s possession, however detectives do believe the 19-year-old may have access to firearms.
“There is no doubt in my mind this individual was intent on hurting people and, ultimately would have found a way to do it,” Casa Grande Chief of Police Mark McCrory said in a written statement.
Bowen was booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center. He was being held on a $150,000.00 bond.