Hotel cook arrested for mass shooting threat

Hotel cook arrested for mass shooting threat
The employee reportedly amassed a large arsenal of weapons and tactical gear to carry out the shooting. Image used for illustrative purpose only.
Published: 22 August 2019 - 11:15 a.m.
By: Priyanka Praveen
A cook at a Marriott property — Long Beach Marriott — in Southern California has been arrested after he allegedly revealed plans to open fire on co-workers and guests at the hotel.

The employee reportedly amassed a large arsenal of weapons and tactical gear to carry out the shooting, New York Post reported.

According to reports, police ended up searching the suspect’s home after his co-worker told them about his plans.

The suspect, identified as Rodolfo Montoya, 37, is now being held on $500,000 bail.

According to Buzzfeed, officials revealed that Montoya was “upset over HR issues”.

Police are currently investigating when he planned to carry out the attack and how he acquired the firearms and ammunition.

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