Missouri Man Charged in Plot for Twilight Mass Shooting

Blaec Lammers' mother called police

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 16, 2012 5:27 PM CST

(Newser) – A worried mother may have prevented a mass shooting in Missouri, reports USA Today. Police in Bolivar, Mo., say 20-year-old Blaec Lammers admitted buying assault weapons with the intent to kill people at a showing of the new Twilight movie tonight. At some point, Lammers changed his plan and instead intended to shoot customers at the local Walmart, police tell the Bolivar Herald-Free Press. That way, if he ran out of ammo, "he would just break the glass where the ammunition is being stored and get some more and keep on shooting until the police arrived," says a police statement.

Lammers' mother called police yesterday, worried because her son had bought weapons similar to those used in the Dark Knight massacre in Aurora, Colo., along with 400 rounds of ammunition. Police interviewed Lammers and say he eventually confessed to the plot, maintaining that he identified with Dark Knight suspect James Holmes as "kind of a loner." Lammers, charged with first-degree assault and making a terroristic threat, is being held on $500,000 bail.

A mug shot of Blaec Lammers.   (Bolivar, Missouri, Police Department)
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