US police arrest man after LA Times shooting threat

US police arrest man after LA Times shooting threat
# 19 April 2014 23:25 (UTC +04:00)

The LA Times’ employees said they locked themselves in safe areas while police officers entered and detained the suspect.

The man in his 20’s was detained less than an hour after the threat report, the newspapers said.

He does not work for the Times but is connected to a company which rents office space in the building.

Detective Gus Villanueva told The Associated Press that a radio call at 7:26 p.m. notified the police that a text message sent from inside the building said there may be someone "about to start shooting."

The building, which has been headquarters of the LA Times since 1935, is across the street from LAPD headquarters.

Police did not say if the man was carrying a weapon or fired any shots.

According to the newspaper citing witnesses, the man said he had been depressed, didn't mind killing someone, showed a co-worker a bag of bullets and said he didn't want to go to jail.

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