Norwalk Man Arraigned on State Weapons Charges

August 16, 2019 - 6:22 pm

Photo from Twitter feed of Lt. Terry Blake


NORWALK, Conn. (AP) _ A 22-year-old Central Connecticut State University student who authorities say showed interest in committing a mass shooting has been arraigned on state weapons charges.  

 Brandon Washol, of Norwalk, remained jailed Friday on $250,000 bond after appearing in Superior Court, charged with four counts of possessing large-capacity magazines.  

 Authorities say Wagshol was attempting to build a rifle with parts bought online. They say a Facebook posting showed his interest in committing a mass shooting.  

Police and FBI agents seized guns, ammunition, body armor and other items from his home.  

Attorney Darnell Crosland argued for a lower bond saying that Wagshol had no intention of committing a mass shooting.  

Central Connecticut on of Friday suspended Wagshol and banned him from campus. He's due back in court on Sept. 6.


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