Deputies: Man threatened to commit mass shooting at Bradenton business

Man threatens to shoot up workplace

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - Deputies have arrested a man who they say threatened to conduct a mass shooting at Suburban Propane in Bradenton.

The sheriff’s office received info from a federal agency warning that the man had made threats about a mass shooting at his job at Suburban Propane and then kill himself. Deputies went to the business on June 7 to notify management of the potential danger.

That same day, deputies made contact with the man while he was at work at Suburban Propane. Deputies say the man was armed with a handgun.

After an evaluation, deputies determined that without further care or treatment the man was likely to harm himself or others. He was placed into custody and transported to Centerstone.

Upon deputies arrival, a Baker Act was completed for the man. His firearm was placed into property and evidence.

This case remains under investigation.

The company released a statement, saying, “At Suburban Propane, the safety and security of our employees, customers, and local communities is our upmost priority. We are cooperating with authorities on this matter, and are unable to comment further at this time due to the ongoing investigation.”

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