Florida man threatens mass shooting at Disney World, deputies say
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Derek Eitel

By Lamaur Stancil, WKMG

COCOA, Fla. -- (WKMG) -- A man in Brevard County threatened to commit a mass shooting at Walt Disney World during a Facebook chat Tuesday, sheriff's officials said.

"5 likes and I'll go shoot up Disney and hang myself," Derek Eitel, 23, posted in a group chat, according to an arrest affidavit.

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office said Eitel was in a chat group with more than 800 members when he made the threat. Two members reported the statement to authorities, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.

In his interview with investigators, Eitel confessed to typing the threat on his phone.

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