Man Detained After Threats At LA Times Building
Don't Miss This
- CHP Officers, Teacher Help Santa Deliver Presents To Boy Who Didn’t Get Visit Last Year
- Lawyer Allegedly Caught During Sexual Encounter With Jailed Inmate Fires Back
- Man Allegedly Sets Himself And Wife On Fire In Stockton
- Davis Teen Gets 52 Years To Life In Brutal Slaying Of Elderly Couple In Their Beds
- Caltrans May Pick Up The Tab For Your Car’s Pothole Damage
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said.
A psychologist requested a 72-hour hold for the 28-year-old man at a hospital after he was detained Friday night, Sgt. Keith Green said. The sergeant didn’t identify the man.
The man works at a call center that rents office space in the Times building. Officer Norma Eisenman told the newspaper that after he was reprimanded by his supervisor, he gave her a pillowcase containing ammunition and told her: “I’m not afraid to shoot people, but I don’t want to go to jail.”
He also told his supervisor that he was depressed and that he carried a weapon because he felt bullied at work, Eisenman said.
Green said officers seized the ammunition and determined it belonged to the man.
The Times building is across the street from Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. Officers quickly searched the building and found no weapon inside.
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)