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A 27-year-old man from Colorado was arrested after he posted threatening message on Facebook to carry out a mass shooting. The image shows participants attending Respect Rally Park City to celebrate community victories, honoring the one-year anniversary of the Women's March in Park City, Utah, Jan. 20, 2018. GettyImages/ANGELA WEISS

A 27-year-old man was arrested Saturday in Provo, Utah, after he posted a message on Facebook, threatening to kill women in a mass shooting, in order to avenge the numerous rejections he had received from women over time.

Christopher Wayne Cleary from Denver, Colorado, was upset about the fact that all the girls he approached turned him down and he was consequently “still a virgin,” according to his Facebook post. He later deleted the post after receiving several threats from other people, the Denver Channel reported.

“All I wanted was a girlfriend, not 1000 not a bunch of hoes not money none of that. All I wanted was to be loved, yet no one cares about me I'm 27 years old and I've never had a girlfriend before and I'm still a virgin,” Cleary wrote. “This is why I'm planning on shooting up a public place soon and being the next mass shooter cause I'm ready to die and all the girls the turned me down is going to make it right by killing as many girls as I see.”

The message caught the attention of the Denver police department after it received calls about the post. After tracking the IP address of the computer the message was posted from — which was somewhere in Provo — Denver police contacted their counterparts in Provo. Cleary was tracked down at a McDonald's restaurant in the city after collective efforts by local law enforcement and FBI agents, and arrested citing probable cause.

During the interview, Cleary told investigators he was quite upset and did not realize when he wrote the intimidating message and posted it on Facebook. He made suicidal comments while being interviewed, and said he had an impulse disorder. Police did not find any objectionable content in his phone during the investigation, according to a police report.

Following the interview, Provo police arrested Cleary, citing concerns for public safety and his threats to commit a terroristic act. He was charged with threat of terrorism.

He had come to Provo a day before and was staying in an Airbnb rental, and was already on probation in Jefferson County, Colorado, where he had been arrested for stalking and intimidating women, the Denver Channel reported, referring to court documents. Colorado police was planning to seek an extradition warrant for Cleary who was being held without bail into the Utah County Jail, Daily Herald reported.

Before Cleary was arrested, law enforcement agencies in Colorado were on alert after receiving complaints about this post, since several Women's Marches — a march demanding equality and an end to violence against women — were happening in various locations across the nation, including in Provo.