The subject identified as Dallas Marsh, 37, was arrested in the morning at a hotel in the city of Chico, northern California, according to local authorities.
A man was arrested Sunday following reports of an alleged threat to carry out a mass shooting similar to the 2017 Las Vegas shooting and to kill law enforcement officers.
The subject identified as Dallas Marsh, 37, was arrested in the morning at a hotel in the city of Chico, northern California, local authorities reported.
Through a statement, the Chico Police Department indicated in a statement that it received information about the threats made by Marsh to “kill specific people and law enforcement officers.”
“(Marsh) was preparing to commit a ‘Vegas-style’ mass shooting with a specific deadline,” police said.
Following an investigation by the Chico Police Department’s Violence Suppression Unit (VSU), detectives obtained evidence regarding the suspect’s plans. However, they did not detail what kind of evidence was found, and whether Marsh was armed.
After his arrest, Marsh threatened to kill more officers and their families , hitting an officer with a table during the interview process. The man remains in custody without bail.
Authorities asked for additional charges of assault on a law enforcement officer and threats of violence against officers when Marsh was booked into the Butte County Jail, Efe said.
The arrest comes just days before the fifth anniversary of the Las Vegas massacre , when 60 people were killed and more than 400 wounded on October 1 when a man identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd gathering at a music festival.
Paddock, 64, barricaded himself inside a hotel room , from where he fired into the crowd, marking the deadliest mass shooting by one person in US history to date.