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Man who police said was planning mass shooting due in court on Wednesday

Posted at 11:26 AM, Sep 25, 2019

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The man who police said was planning a mass shooting in Washington County last fall is back in court on Wednesday.

Last November, an employee at LB Manufacturing noticed a man outside the building and called 911.

Police said Matthew Smith told them he was planning an attack at LB Manufacturing, which is a large factory located in Springfield.

When police arrived, they arrested Smith after they said he pointed a gun at an officer.

Police also said that Smith had a car full of guns and ammunition.

Smith is scheduled for a pretrial conference Wednesday afternoon in Washington Circuit Court.