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A week after Colorado's movie theater shooting, Maryland police arrest a heavily armed man who told his employer he was a "joker."
A week after Colorado's movie theater shooting, Maryland police have arrested and taken into custody a heavily armed man calling himself the "joker."
According to the BBC, 28-year-old Neil Prescott was wearing a t-shirt that read "guns don't kill people. I do" when he was taken into custody.
ABC News reported police believe they "thwarted a massacre."
Police said Prescott told employers after he was being dismissed from his job, "I'm a joker, I'm going to load up my guns and blow everyone up."
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RT reported Prescott was arrested by police in Crofton, Maryland after he allegedly phoned in a threat to employer Pitney Bowes that he would "shoot the place up.” Police said he was "very quiet" and co-operative, the BBC reported.
Law enforcement sources told ABC News, said the suspect is now under arrest and that he had about 25 firearms at his home including semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and handguns and "thousands of rounds of ammunition."
Pitney Bowes, a leading company in producing postage meters and machines, confirmed the suspect was a subcontractor.
The incident follows a July 20 shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises" that left twelve people dead and 58 wounded.
Shooting suspect James Holmes said he was "the joker," a villain in the Batman movies.