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Man apologizes for threatening to fire shots at synagogue

September 27, 2018

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who threatened to fire shots at a local synagogue says he is sorry for making the comment and had no intention of following through on it.

Justin Cabral says he made the threats while in the Warren County Jail when he was in poor mental health.

The Post-Star reports he told a judge during his sentencing on Wednesday that it was merely “an off-the-wall comment.”

Cabral got three years in prison.

The 30-year-old pleaded guilty in July to making a terrorist threat.

He made the remark in March while being held on unrelated charges.

Cabral said he would be famous and the headlines would read “Man shoots up synagogue with automatic rifle.’”

Investigators contacted temples as a precaution.

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Information from: The Post-Star, http://www.poststar.com

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