Police: Springdale Man Says He ‘Wanted To Shoot Employees At Random’

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SPRINGDALE (KFSM) -- A man is facing charges after telling police he went to a business with the intention of shooting people at random, according to Springdale police.

Police responded to American Tubing at 2191 Ford Avenue at 3:32 a.m. Friday (Feb. 16) on the report of a man threatening people with a gun.

Police found Shawn Vaughn, 20, inside the building where he used to work. He drank half a bottle of wine and tried to hang himself twice before going to the business, according to police.

Police said he grabbed an AR-15 rifle and a .22 caliber pistol and went to American Tubing with the intention of shooting people at random. Employees were able to get the guns away from Vaughn before shots were fired, according to police.

Forty-four employees were working at the time of the incident.

He is facing charges of 44 counts of terroristic threatening, disorderly conduct, and carrying a prohibited weapon.

Vaughn was being held Thursday (Feb. 22) at the Washington County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond. He has a hearing set for March 26 in Washington County Circuit Court.

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