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Man arrested for threatening to commit mass shooting at Las Vegas church

Posted at 10:40 AM, Mar 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 11:48:54-05

A man was arrested for threatening to commit a mass shooting at Mountaintop Faith Ministries church in Las Vegas.

On Feb. 21, a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department detective went to Mountaintop Faith Ministries near Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard to investigate reports of a person taken into custody for saying he was going to commit a mass shooting at the church.

When Detective Stewart arrived, he learned that a church member had reported that another man told church members that he was going to commit a mass shooting.

Police were told that 23-year-old Calin Hodges entered the church during a service where 35-40 church members were in attendance and took a seat on one of the benches. He eventually fell asleep and was approached by a church member and offered assistance.

Hodges reportedly told the church member he was going to become the greatest mass shooter in history and that he didn't need any assistance. He also said that he planned to record it all on a GoPro camera. That conversation was recorded on the church member's cell phone and given to detectives.

The recorded audio captured a person saying, "I salute everybody who has the b***s to do it. It was something that I was scared to do in high school but I wanted to do it."

"I completely salute all mass shooters, honestly," he went on to say. "I completely identify with every shooter."

All church members were quickly escorted outside of the building and 911 was called.


Responding officers arrested Hodges upon arrival and he was booked in Clark County Detention Center on charges of making threats or giving false information regarding an act of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction etc.