I know we’re all here for UK sports and to beat Louisville this Saturday and to eventually get basketball revenge on Duke in the Final Four, but let’s take a moment to acknowledge yet another close call that occurred too close to home on Monday, when police disarmed a man attempting a mass shooting.
According to LEX 18, Springfield police disarmed and arrested 37-year-old Matthew Smith of Lebanon after he pointed a gun at an officer in the parking lot of the LB Manufacturing factory in Springfield. Smith had an AR-15 that had been modified to make it fully automatic, as well as handguns and rifles in his truck.
Read more on the story here.
The news comes only a month after Dylan Jarrell was arrested as he was backing out of his driveway in Lawrenceburg with a gun, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a bulletproof vest and a detailed plan of attack on two nearby schools. He was stopped after a tip came in from a woman in New Jersey, who had received threatening messages via Facebook from Jarrell.
There is also the recent tragedy in Louisville, where a gunman killed two people at the Jeffersontown Kroger, on October 24.