Man accused in Jewish center video threat pleads not guilty

STRUTHERS, Ohio (AP) — A 20-year-old Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to threatening a Jewish community center in a video police say shows him shooting a rifle.

A judge near Youngstown set bond at $250,000 for James Reardon on Monday and ordered him to stay away from Jewish churches and organizations if he is released from jail.

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Police arrested Reardon, of New Middletown, Saturday on telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing charges.

New Middletown police say he posted a video on Instagram last month of himself shooting a semiautomatic rifle.

The video included sounds of sirens and screaming with the caption: "Police identified the Youngstown Jewish Family Community shooter as local white nationalist."

Police say they found weapons and anti-Semitic information at his home.

A message seeking comment was left with his attorney.

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