"This is a person that has declared himself as a white nationalist. With the hate crimes and everything else going on, we want to make sure we did our part to make sure this person was taken off the streets very quickly," Vincent D'Egidio, the police chief in New Middletown told WKBN.
Investigators raided Reardon's house Friday and recovered hundreds of rounds of ammunition, several assault weapons, a rifle with a bayonet, an anti-tank gun and a bulletproof vest, WFMJ reported.
Reardon was arrested and charged with menacing and harassing. He is being held on $250,000 bond. His first court appearance is Monday. The FBI has not announced if they will pursue charges against Reardon also.
There was increased security at the community center during the investigation and that is expected to continue, the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation told WFMJ.
"Grateful for the work of the FBI, local law enforcement and our community partners in the Youngstown Jewish community," the Anti-Defamation League's Cleveland chapter said on social media. "We will continue to employ all our resources to stop the spread of white nationalism and violent extremism."