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Suspect Arrested for Alleged Mass Shooting Threat at Stanley Cup Final Game 5

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The fifth game of the Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Florida Panthers took a serious turn on Tuesday night. Authorities in Las Vegas arrested a man on the allegations of planning a mass shooting at the T-Mobile Arena, as reported by the Associated Press.

33-year-old Matthew DeSavio was detained hours before the game was scheduled to start. He now faces a charge for threatening a major act of terrorism or mass destruction.

DeSavio allegedly made several threatening statements about initiating a mass shooting at the Stanley Cup Final game through various phone calls, text messages, and social media posts, as detailed in the police report. While the exact nature of DeSavio’s threats before Game 5 is currently unclear, at least three people reached out to the police regarding his unsettling posts on social media. This includes an old classmate who accused DeSavio of stalking her.

Among those who reported the threatening posts was a family member who had previously obtained a restraining order against DeSavio.

A woman who has allegedly been subjected to years of harassment by DeSavio reported that he contacted her on Tuesday to say he was on his way to her office. He allegedly told her, “No more nice man. I’m headed to your office now. I’m almost there.” This prompted the woman to call 911. ESPN reports that DeSavio was arrested at the woman’s office, although the police report doesn’t specify whether he had any weapons with him at the time. Following his arrest, DeSavio was taken to county jail and is currently held on a $60,000 bond. He has yet to be formally charged and is expected to appear in court later in June.

This isn’t the first time DeSavio has been arrested in Las Vegas. His legal troubles date back to 2014, including charges for domestic battery and stalking. In October of last year, DeSavio faced charges for threatening an act of terrorism or mass destruction, but the charge was dismissed in April after the state was unable to secure a place for him in a psychiatric facility.

The city of Las Vegas has faced a tragedy before, with the deadliest mass shooting in American history taking place just days before the inaugural game of the Golden Knights in 2017. The shooting, which occurred during the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, led to the death of 60 people and injuries to at least 413 others.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Stanley Cup Final threat

Who was arrested for allegedly threatening a mass shooting at the Stanley Cup Final Game 5?

Matthew DeSavio, a 33-year-old man, was arrested for allegedly threatening a mass shooting at the Stanley Cup Final Game 5.

Where was the Stanley Cup Final Game 5 held?

The Stanley Cup Final Game 5 was held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

What was Matthew DeSavio charged with?

Matthew DeSavio was charged with threatening an act of terrorism or mass destruction.

Has DeSavio been in trouble with the law before this incident?

Yes, this was not DeSavio’s first run-in with the law. His legal troubles date back to 2014, and he has previously been charged with domestic battery, stalking, and threatening an act of terrorism or mass destruction.

What is the current status of DeSavio?

As of the report, DeSavio is being held in county jail on a $60,000 bond. He has not been formally charged and is scheduled to appear in court later in June.

What is the connection between DeSavio and the woman who reported his threat?

The woman who reported DeSavio’s threat claimed to have been harassed by him for years. She also alleged that he had been stalking her.

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5 comments

Joe M June 28, 2023 - 1:39 am

Man, this is some scary stuff. Can’t believe he was planning to do it at a game. Thank God he was caught!

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Linda K June 28, 2023 - 3:07 am

i cant belive this, it’s so terrifying…hope he gets what he deserves.

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HenryB June 28, 2023 - 1:37 pm

Just goes to show, you never know what ppl are capable of. Stay safe everyone.

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Sally T June 28, 2023 - 1:59 pm

I was at the game, had no idea about all this. seriously terrifying…glad they got him before anything happened.

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Tony_S June 28, 2023 - 5:48 pm

seems like this guy’s got a history… why wasn’t he being watched? Why did it have to come to this? Just doesn’t make sense to me…

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