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Man Taken Into Custody After Praising Shootings

When a 22-year-old McCloud man heard about the recent mass shootings in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton he posted his approval on social media, and that was enough to land him in jail. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office got word of the postings on Snapchat Thursday. The message apparently referred to the shootings in a favorable way, idolized the killers, and expressed satisfaction in the victimization of people and their families. He also reportedly said he hoped such an incident would happen in Siskiyou County. The man was taken into custody for a 72-hour 51-50 hold to be evaluated for a mental disorder. The man lives with his parents in McCloud, where deputies confiscated three guns. Sheriff Jon Lopey says that in light of recent events, and the opening of the Siskiyou Golden Fair, all perceived threats are taken seriously.