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Security guard at Destiny USA fired over mass shooting threat

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A 21-year-old security guard at Destiny USA has been fired following allegations of threatening to commit mass shootings at the mall and an upcoming local pride parade, named “CNY Pride Festival and Parade,” as disclosed by police reports.


Despite the grave nature of the threats, the guard, whose name has been withheld as he hasn’t been charged, is currently not in custody.

Onondaga County District Attorney clarified that these threats don’t constitute “making a terroristic threat” as they resulted from private conversations, rather than being shared broadly over social media.

After being questioned and denying the allegations, the guard was asked to leave the property until further notice. A few days later, he was formally terminated and banned from the Destiny USA property.

While no evidence indicates that the guard had weapons or concrete plans to execute these threats, an Extreme Risk Protection Order was approved on June 1, which temporarily prohibits the suspect from possessing guns pending a decision on a year-long ban on June 6.