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Cuyahoga Falls man accused of threatening mass shooting in text messages to estranged wife

Posted at 7:40 AM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 10:21:59-05

A Cuyahoga Falls man is facing charges for allegedly threatening to kill his estranged wife and to shoot up a Las Vegas hotel and casino.

According to the United States Attorney’s Office, 28-year-old Wei Li texted his estranged wife on Nov. 6 and threatened her multiple times.

Authorities said he also referenced a mass shooting at a church with at least 1,000 people in attendance.

Li allegedly indicated in the text messages that the killing he planned to commit would go down in history and that he would blame his wife for all the deaths.  

Li’s wife was employed at a Las Vegas casino at the time of the text.

Li was arrested on Nov. 10 after police asked him to unlock his phone. Police said he complied but deleted some of the text messages. 

Thursday morning, Li was transferred into federal custody. 

He is charged with interstate threatening communications and destruction of evidence.