CHICO, Calif. (AP) — A 37-year-old man was arrested Sunday in Northern California on suspicion of threatening to kill law enforcement officials and planning a “Las Vegas-style” mass capturing, authorities stated.
The suspect was taken into custody by SWAT officers at a Tremendous 8 motel in Chico after detectives obtained proof of his plot, in keeping with a police assertion.
The proof included unspecified info that he had made “legal threats to kill particular people, specified legislation enforcement officers, and was making ready to commit a ‘Las Vegas fashion’ mass capturing with a specified deadline,” stated the assertion from the Chico Police Division.
Sixty folks have been killed and greater than 400 have been wounded in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fireplace on a music pageant from a high-rise resort in 2017.
After his arrest, the Chico suspect threatened to kill extra officers and their households, and he battered an officer with a desk through the interview course of, the police assertion stated.
He may face fees together with making legal threats and battery on a peace officer. He was held with out bail at Butte County Jail.
Chico is a metropolis of 98,000 folks about 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco.