LONG BEACH, Ca. (ABC) — Police seized multiple guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and tactical gear from the home of a 37-year-old California man who allegedly threatened coworkers and guests at the hotel where he worked as a cook.
A Long Beach Marriott colleague of Rodolfo Montoya’s contacted the Long Beach Police Department on Monday after Montoya threatened to carry out a mass shooting there.
A search of Montoya’s Huntington Beach home on Tuesday revealed the weapons cache, which included high-capacity magazines and assault rifles, all of which are illegal to possess in California.
A 37-year-old man was arrested after police found a weapons cache at his California home. The suspect, police said, had earlier threatened coworkers and guests at the hotel where he worked.
“In recent months, we have seen several tragic incidents that have resulted in many lives lost,” Police Chief Robert G. Luna said in the statement. “The witnesses who came forward and the diligence of our employees involved in this investigation very likely prevented a threat of violence and saved many lives.”
“This incident,” Luna added, “is excellent example of the ‘See Something, Say Something’ philosophy and how critical it is to report suspicious activity to law enforcement.”