A 25-year-old man in Kansas has been indicted for making online threats to commit acts of violence at an upcoming Nashville Pride event.
From the Justice Department:
An indictment unsealed this morning charges Joshua Hensley, aka Josh Echo, 25, of Hoisington, Kansas, with two counts of transmitting an interstate threat related to the upcoming Nashville Pride event, scheduled for June 24-25, 2023.
According to the indictment, on April 26, 2023, Hensley posted comments to a Facebook post for Nashville Pride and threatened to “make shrapnel pressure cooker bombs for this event.” In another comment posted the same day, Hensley threatened to “commit a mass shooting.”
If convicted, Hensley faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count.
DOJ announces indictment and arrest of man in Hoisington, KS for threatening on Facebook to “commit a mass shooting” at upcoming Nashville Pride event in Tennessee https://t.co/DJhXNDxKgu
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) June 20, 2023