3:59 PM PT — The L.A. Sheriff’s Dept. says the so-called manifesto seems to have been nothing greater than a swatting incident — including that the individual talked about within the put up is NOT a suspect.
In addition they say they are going to proceed investigating to resolve what really occurred right here.
Any individual posted a promise to kill within the Metropolis of Lakewood — which has put the group, in addition to native officers, on excessive alert … though it seems to be a freaky hoax.
A person that goes by u/gastonmcwhinnie posted a prolonged message on the Lakewood Reddit thread over the weekend, which stood out as a pink flag and caught the attentions of involved residents, and not less than one Metropolis Council member … to not point out legislation enforcement.
The message is slugged … “MASS SHOOTING TODAY IN LAKEWOOD” occurring to explain how this particular person plans to exit on Sunday and gun down “minorities” at totally different elements of city with an AR-15 and a Glock 18 they declare to have. The person additionally posted a photograph of a handgun to accompany the troubling open letter, plus a clip of ammo.
It is completely terrifying, because the observe reads, partly … “There is just one factor that I am sure of; I f****** hate minorities.” They go on to elucidate that they do not know the place the hatred stems from, however that it is there nonetheless and so they need to lastly do one thing about it.
The individual provides, “I do not see a lot of a future for myself, and I’ve an ongoing case, so I feel I am simply going to finish with a bang.” They go on to elucidate that they will be aiming for not less than 10 “minorities” … whereas sickeningly saying, “the extra the higher.” In addition they say they’re going to be concentrating on Council members, and ends by saying there will be a lengthier manifesto on his pc. The message ends on an much more ominous tone, with “See you in hell.”
This began spreading like wildfire, with many warning residents of Lakewood and surrounding areas to be looking out. Lakewood Council Member Todd Rogers responded, writing … “We’re conscious of the risk towards Lakewood and metropolis officers posted on social media. Regulation enforcement doesn’t imagine they’re credible however an investigation is underway.”
There would not seem like any developments from this to this point, so hopefully what Rogers insists right here is true. Nonetheless, even when this can be a prank — it is completely diabolical, to say the least.
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