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A California man was on Friday arrested after he falsely reported that a mass shooting is going to take place in the Los Angeles County Fair, just because he doesn’t want to live with their parents, according to police.
Erik Villasenor, 22, is said to have sent an email to the fair staff, at around 2:45 a.m. Friday, said that the police was contained in a warning message: “Hi there, I was told that someone was going to have a mass shooting on Sunday at the convention center. I just wanted to tell you guys yet.”
“And that was all there was to say,” Pomona police chief Michael Olivieri Jr. told reporters at a press conference on Saturday. “It is clear that in today’s world, a message that is very concerning.”
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The Fair’s staff immediately reported the threat to police, who quickly worked with the FBI, and the anti-terror liaison officers in order to investigate to what she was supposed to be a mass-shooting tips.
Within an hour or two, the authorities of which are two-to-three suspects are attached to this e-mail address to be sent in with the threat of terrorism, and, in the end, the researchers narrowed the list down to the Villasenor through your digital footprint will be, ” Olivier said.
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Authorities interviewed Villasenor, and he said, “in the end, admitted it was a hoax.” The police said Villasenor, made the false threat, as he did not want to be present at the fair with his parents, that he was scheduled for a Sunday.
Erik Villasenor, 22, is said to have told the police that someone was planning a mass shooting at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, Calif., authorities said.
“Even though he’s 22, but he felt that it was necessary to make this threat, and we believe it is the idea that it would spark a bit of chaos and upheaval, it would have to be recorded on the medium, and that he would be able to use it as an excuse for his parents to not go to the fair,” Olivier said. “Kind of a crazy thing.”
Villasenor was arrested just before midnight and was booked at the Pomona City Jail, according to police.
The chief executive officer of the Los Angeles County Fair, Miguel Santana, said that the quick solution is to speak up for the safety plan is put in place for the fair, which is held at the Fairplex, in Pomona, until the end of September. 22.
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Santana previously told the Los Angeles Times that the Fairplex is paid over $200,000 to build a command center to coordinate a rapid response to emergency situations, “in view of the area” — probably a reference to the recent mass shootings in the U.S., particularly the attack on the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California in July, where three people were killed.
“We take security seriously, but we do have to make a conscious effort to strengthen our security system,” Santana said.