Man arrested in Provo after threatening to kill women because he’d never had a girlfriend

A 27-year-old man was arrested in Provo on Saturday after police said he made threats toward women.

FOX 13 reports that according to court documents released by the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, police in Colorado contacted dispatch officials with the Provo Police Department early Saturday. Colorado police told Provo police that Christopher Wayne Cleary, 27, had been making threats on Facebook, saying he was going to “kill as many girls as I see.”

Provo police said a post on Cleary’s Facebook said he was “planning on shooting up a public place soon and being the next mass shooter” because he was a virgin and had never had a girlfriend, and he would “make it right by killing as many girls as I see.”

Officers said they were able to track Cleary to a McDonald’s in Provo using an IP address with the help of FBI agents in Colorado.

According to court documents, an FBI agent and members of the Utah County Major Crimes Task Force took Cleary into custody.

When investigators interviewed him, police said Cleary admitted to writing the post but had since deleted it because he was receiving threats. Probation officers in Colorado told Provo police that Cleary had made similar threats in their jurisdiction.

Cleary was booked into the Utah County Jail under suspicion of one count of threat of terrorism, a first-degree felony, and violation of probation.

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