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Man threatens Arizona-like shooting here

William Sean Hayward (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) William Sean Hayward (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - An Over the Rhine man is behind bars after he threatened an Arizona-like shooting here.

According to the court documents, William Sean Hayward, 50, was cited for disorderly conduct. He told a Veterans Affairs employee, "I understand why that guy did what he did in Arizona," and "What are you smiling about, that could happen here."

An officer heard the comments and arrested Hayward.

Hayward was referring to a shooting a Tucson that left six people dead and several injured, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, is behind bars.

Hayward is charged with terroristic threatening and is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center. His bond was set at $10,000 and he was ordered to stay away from the VA center.

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