SWAT arrests California man for plotting ‘Las Vegas-style’ mass shooting

A 37-year-old man was planning a mass shooting similar to the 2017 Las Vegas incident that killed 60 people

A 37-year-old man was arrested Sunday in Northern California on suspicion of threatening to kill police officers and planning a "Las Vegas-style" mass shooting, authorities said.

The suspect was taken into custody by SWAT officers at a Super 8 motel in Chico after detectives obtained evidence of his plot, according to a police statement.

The evidence included unspecified information that he had made "criminal threats to kill specific individuals, specified law enforcement officers, and was preparing to commit a ‘Las Vegas style’ mass shooting with a specified deadline," said the statement from the Chico Police Department. 

UVALDE VICTIMS' FAMILIES TO MEET WITH STATE COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING POLICE RESPONSE TO SCHOOL SHOOTING

A man, who was plotting a "Las Vegas-style" mass shooting, was arrested by SWAT officers in Chico, California, on Sept. 25, 2022, 

A man, who was plotting a "Las Vegas-style" mass shooting, was arrested by SWAT officers in Chico, California, on Sept. 25, 2022,  (Fox News)

Sixty people were killed and more than 400 were wounded in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire on a music festival from a high-rise hotel in 2017.

After his arrest, the Chico suspect threatened to kill additional officers and their families, and he battered an officer with a table during the interview process, the police statement said.

UVALDE INVESTIGATION DETAILS LAW ENFORCEMENT’S ‘SYSTEMIC FAILURES’ IN SCHOOL SHOOTING RESPONSE

He could face charges including making criminal threats and battery on a peace officer. He was held without bail at Butte County Jail.

Chico is a city of 98,000 people about 175 miles north of San Francisco.