A California man was arrested Sunday for allegedly planning a “Las Vegas-style” mass shooting and threatening to kill cops, police said.
Dallas Marsh, 37, was taken into custody by SWAT officers at a Super 8 motel in Chico after detectives obtained evidence of his conspiracy, according to a police statement.
The evidence included unspecified information that he “made criminal threats to kill certain individuals and certain law enforcement officials and prepared to carry out a ‘Las Vegas-style’ mass shooting by a specified time limit,” the statement said the Chico Police Department.
Authorities have not said what that deadline was, but Saturday marks the fifth anniversary of the Las Vegas massacre.
Sixty people were killed and more than 400 injured when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire from a high-rise hotel on the Vegas Strip at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on October 1, 2017.
According to Chico police, after his arrest, Marsh threatened to kill other officers and their families, and he punched an officer with a table during an interview.
There was no immediate word on a possible motive behind Marsh’s suspected conspiracy.
He could face charges including making criminal threats and assaulting a peace officer. He was being held without bail in the Butte County Jail.
A Facebook account that appears to belong to Marsh contains information and several photos that suggest he is an Army veteran.
Under his “Intro” section, Marsh wrote that he previously served as the commander of the US Army’s Delta Force.
The Post has reached out to the Army for comment on Marsh’s service records.
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