White Nationalist Arrested for Alleged Threat Against Ohio Jewish Community Center

James Patrick Reardon, 20, allegedly posted an Instagram video of himself firing a gun along with a caption about shooting at a Youngstown JCC

Mahoning County Sheriff's Office

An Ohio man was arrested on Saturday after allegedly making credible threats against a Jewish community center, according to law enforcement officials and the Anti-Defamation League.

James Patrick Reardon, 20, a self-identified white nationalist, posted a video to Instagram on July 11, which led to his arrest, according to NBC News affiliate WFMJ. 

The video allegedly showed Reardon firing a gun along with the caption, "Police identified the Youngstown Jewish Family Community shooter as white nationalist Seamus O'Reardon," WFMJ reported. "I-R-A Seamus" was Reardon's online pseudonym, according to police.

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The Youngstown Police Department and the FBI searched the home of Reardon's mother in New Middletown, Ohio, and confiscated two AR-15s, a rifle with a bayonet, a .40 caliber anti-tank gun, knives, a gas mask, a bulletproof vest, several magazines and 223 rounds of ammunition, WFMJ reported.

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