Man Charged in Foiled Twilight Screening Attack Plot
A 20-year-old Missouri man has been arrested and charged after his plot to shoot up a theater during a screening of the latest Twilight film was foiled by his mother, The Associated Press reports.
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Blaec Lammers is now facing charges of first-degree assault, making a terroristic threat and armed criminal action.
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Lammers' mother contacted police Thursday after her son purchased weapons — two assault rifles and hundreds of bullets — reminiscent of those used in James Holmes' alleged attack during a Dark Knight Rises showing in Aurora, Colo., in July. When he was questioned that afternoon, Lammers admitted to purchasing a ticket to a Sunday screening of Breaking Dawn Part 2 in Bolivar, Mo., where he planned on shooting the people inside.
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Lammers was jailed in Polk County on $500,000 bond. According to the Bolivar Police Chief Steve Hamilton, he is currently "off of his medication" and is being treated for mental illness.