A man upset about ‘fake news’ threatened a mass shooting at CNN

A man upset about ‘fake news’ threatened a mass shooting at CNN
A Michigan man was arrested after threatening to commit a mass shooting at CNN's headquarters in Atlanta. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Fake news is a problem, but a Michigan man went too far in his zeal to correct the issue, making violent threats against CNN and its employees, according to CBS 46 in Atlanta.

What did he say?

Court documents show that a Detroit-area man called CNN 22 times last week, first accusing the network of “fake news” and escalating to death threats.

Some of his threats:

“Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down.”

“I’m smarter than you. More powerful than you. I have more guns than you. More manpower. Your cast is about to get gunned down in a matter of hours.”

“I am coming to Georgia right now to go to the CNN headquarters to f***ing gun every single last one of you.”

Arrested before he could act

It’s unclear whether the man had the intentions or the means to follow through on his threats, but police took no chances.

FBI investigators traced the calls and arrested him.

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