• Man accused of making Jacksonville mass shooting threat has bond reduction denied

    By: Action News Jax


    A man living in Jacksonville faced a judge Thursday on charges alleging he made threats to commit a mass shooting.

    According to prosecutors, Nicholas Roundtree tweeted, "I intend to kill American women at the market. I intend to kill American children as they play. I intend to kill Muslims as they pray. I love to kill."

    After the judge heard that -- he refused a request to reduce Roundtree's bond.

    Roundtree was arrested in December. In a police report, Roundtree told officers the words he tweeted were lyrics to a cadence he learned in the military and that he did not intend to carry out the perceived threat.

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    He also admitted to officers that he did fantasize about killing people but had not done so lately, according to the report. 

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