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Springfield police arrest potential shooter

By Thomas Novelly, Louisville Courier Journal

Police in Springfield, Kentucky said they prevented a mass shooting Monday by arresting a man who was prepared to attack a manufacturing plant with a fully automatic AR-15 rifle and four other guns to "get the job done."

Matthew Smith, 37, of Lebanon, was sitting in his car outside the LB Manufacturing plant in Springfield around 4pmET, according to an arrest citation. When an officer approached Smith, he tried to aim a Glock handgun at the officer's chest, according to an arrest citation. The officer wrestled the gun away and handed it to a nearby officer before pulling Smith out of the car and to the ground.

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