Neil Prescott, 28, was arrested in Crofton, Maryland, after authorities in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties, foiled what they believe would have been a mass shooting by a man who was about to lose his job at Pitney Bowes as a subcontractor, ABC 7 News reports.
“I am a joker and I’m gonna load my guns and blow everybody up,” he allegedly said, according to documents.
He was also wearing a T-Shirt that said: “Guns don’t kill people. I do,” when authorities took him into custody. Prescott is being held for a psychiatric evaluation and charges are pending.
Investigators say a search of Prescott’s home turned up more than 20 guns, including assault rifles and handguns, and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Source
This comes as James Holmes‘ attorney says the Aurora gunman was a psychiatric patient, being treated by Dr. Lynn Fenton. In other words, an insanity plea is coming. In order to avert mass shootings, we have to get to the root cause of what is triggering such violence in people. The economic climate has been horrible and many people are finding themselves in strange places, financially speaking. Some can’t cope with losing their jobs and their income. Of course, this is no excuse, but something is triggering these bouts of violence.