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Man who showed interest in mass shootings released on bond

September 1, 2019 GMT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man authorities say showed an interest in mass shootings and lived in a home where there were several guns and ammunition present has been released on $250,000 bond.

The Hour reports that 22-year-old Brandon Wagshol was released Friday with conditions, including that he undergo a mental health evaluation, wear a GPS monitoring device and check in with the probation office daily.

The Norwalk man was charged last month with four counts of illegal possession of large-capacity magazines.

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Police started investigating when they received a tip that Wagshol was trying to buy large-capacity rifle magazines from out of the state.

Authorities say a social media posting showed his interest in committing a mass shooting.

His attorney said his client was interested in getting closer to his father, a gun enthusiast.

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Information from: The Hour, http://www.thehour.com

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