‘Hero citizen’ helped US police foil July 4 mass shooting in Virginia
TRT World says AUTHORITIES thwarted a planned July 4 mass shooting after receiving a tip that led to the arrest of two men and the seizure of multiple guns, police in Virginia state’s Richmond city said, an announcement that came just two days after a deadly mass shooting on the holiday in America’s Illinois state.
A “hero citizen” overheard a conversation indicating there was an attack being planned on an Independence Day celebration in the capital city and called police to report it, police chief Gerald Smith said at a news conference on Wednesday.
The caller said the attack was planned for the Dogwood Dell Amphitheater, where an annual fireworks show is held, Smith said.
“One phone call saved numerous lives on the Fourth of July,” Smith said.
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