Police reports say a man from Ohio was arrested for threatening to commit mass shootings at a huge church and at a Las Vegas casino where his ex-wife works. Wei Li, age 28, was transferred from the custody of police to the federal authorities on Thursday, November 16, after he was charged in a criminal complaint with interstate communications of a threat and destruction of evidence.
A resident of Cuyahoga Falls, Li is accused of sending his ex-wife text messages threatening to not only kill her, but also kill others via mass shooting at the casino in Las Vegas where she works as well as at a huge church having 1,000+ members where he and his wife attended.
According to the FBI, Li admitted sending the text messages to his wife, but he really had no intention of carrying out the shootings. There were no firearms found in his house. Li managed to delete a thread of text messages before authorities could stop him.
Las Vegas FBI spokesperson Sandy Breault said the FBI is aware of the investigation and is cooperating with the Cleveland police. She said, "At no point was the public in any danger in Las Vegas."