Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening To Shoot Up Peoria Church

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A man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot up a Peoria church.

The unidentified man was pulled over with a pistol in his car on October 27 in Woodford County. Later, police found a semi-automatic in the man’s Woodford County home.

The Journal Star reports that the man told police about urges to open fire on a church he’d attended in Peoria. He had been asked not to return.

Police received a tip from a Metamora pastor, who had a conversation with the man in late October after he started attending church there.

No charges have been filed. The man was placed into a treatment center, and is being treated for mental health issues.


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