Utah authorities prevent possible massacre
"Unstable" and owning two assault rifles.... Authorities act in time to prevent possible massacre.
A UVSC student described as "unstable" by his roommates was arrested for trying to buy guns illegally.
Utah County authorities say Kidus Yohannes is an international student visiting from Ethiopia.
He bought two AK-47 from Van Wagenen guns in Orem last October. Orem police discovered the alien registration number Yohannes gave the gun shop is false. He was arrested and a search of his room turned up an imported Russian rifle and a large amount of ammunition.
Police also found weapon parts and drawings of weapons.
The owner of the gun shop says he remembers the man and recalled he was really interested in military guns.
His roommates say Yohannes was quiet and watched a lot of violent videos on the internet. They say they heard him talk about planning to be involved in a mass shooting.
Yohannes is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.