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Wannabe Copycat Killer Planned Attack on 'Twilight' Screening

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In a frightening development, CBS News is reporting that authorities in Missouri arrested a 20-year-old man last week after his mother reported that her son was planning to to kill theater-goers at a screening of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" yesterday.

Blaec Lammers, who reportedly had purchased assault rifles and more than 400 rounds of ammunition, told authorities that "he had a lot in common" with mass murderer James Holmes, who killed 12 people and injured 58 more at a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado on July 20.

"Blaec Lammers stated that he had a lot in common with the people involved in (recent mass shootings)," court documents stated. "Blaec Lammers stated that he was quiet, kind of a loner, had recently purchased firearms and didn't tell anybody about it, and had homicidal thoughts."

Lammers had apparently already purchased his ticket to a Sunday showing of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" at the B+B theater in Bolivar, Missouri. According to the court records, he planned to continue his attack at a nearby Wal-Mart after exiting the theater.

"Blaec Lammers stated that he would walk into the store and just start shooting people at random and if he ran out of ammunition . . . he would just break the glass where the ammunition is stored and get some more and keep on shooting until police arrived," court records assert. "Blaec Lammers then stated that he would then turn himself into police when they arrived."

Lammers has no prior convictions, but was previously apprehended by authorities after stalking and threatening to kill a Wal-Mart employee. He is being held on a half million dollars bond and has been charged with making a terrorist threat among other things.

 

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