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Former FedEx employee arrested for mass shooting threat in Fort Myers

Posted at 3:56 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 23:36:46-05

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Lee County deputies arrested Joseph Devolliere, 27, of Lehigh Acres, after he text several FedEx employees that he was planning a mass shooting at the Fort Myers facility.

The texts were sent Nov. 11, which prompted a sheriff’s office investigation. Detectives discovered that Devolliere had been terminated for inappropriate behavior, including sexual harassment of a minor and another incident where he slashed a table with a boxcutter.

Detectives also found that Devolliere had previously made several reported threats in the Fort Lauderdale area, some involving the use of a firearm.

Deputies executed a search warrant on Devolliere’s home and vehicle where they located a firearm and ammunition.

Devolliere faces charges of Intimidation (send written threat conduct mass shooting).

Watch the Sheriff’s press conference here.