Man charged in Twilight shooting plot

Missouri man held after he was turned in to police by his mother

A man has been arrested after it emerged he was planning a shooting spree at a screening of the final 'Twilight' film.

20-year-old Blaec Lammers of Bolivar, Missouri, had bought two assault rifles, ammunition and tickets to 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2' in what looked like a copy cat attack similar to that seen in Aurora, Colorado, during a screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises' over the summer.

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Lammers was arrested at a drive-in movie theatre after his mother turned him in on discovering he had purchased the firearms and 400 rounds of ammunition.

He was charged with first-degree assault, making a terrorist threat and armed criminal action, and has been held on bail of $500,000.

Police said that Lammers was suffering a mental health condition for which he was receiving treatment but was off his medication.

He offered to be interviewed voluntarily, upon which he told authorities he was to target cinema goers, and then planned to move on to a local Wal-Mart.

The plot follows the killing of 12 people and injuring of 58 by a lone gunman in July in Aurora this year.

James Holmes is accused of 166 counts of murder, attempted murder and various other charges related to the incident.