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local-threatsA Pomona man was arrested for allegedly making violent threats against local schools that were posted to Facebook. On Monday, prosecutors announced they would not be filing charges.

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No charges will be filed in the case of a local man accused of making threats against schools on Facebook. Elizabeth Espinosa has the details.

local-threatsPOMONA, Calif. (KTLA) — Prosecutors have declined to file charges against a Pomona man arrested for allegedly threatening local schools on his Facebook page.

24-year-old Kyle Bangayan was taken into custody around 11:15 a.m. Sunday at his parents’ home in the 1200 block of New Hampshire Avenue.

The threats, which did not target specific schools but did reference the Connecticut school shooting from last Friday, were posted on Facebook, police said.

Authorities found nine firearms, including rifles, a shotgun and handguns, as well as ammunition, at Bangayan’s parents’ home.

But a search of Bangayan’s residence in Pomona didn’t turn up any weapons or related evidence.

Bangayan was arrested for criminal threats and booked at LAPD’s downtown jail.

But on Monday the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office declined to charge him, citing insufficient evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD Northeast Area detectives at (323) 344-5731. During off-hours, calls can be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).

L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck Discusses Arrest in School Threats Case

POMONA, Calif.  (KTLA) — A Pomona man has been arrested for allegedly making violent threats against local schools, the LAPD confirmed Monday.

24-year-old Kyle Bangayan was taken into custody around 11:15 a.m. Sunday at his parents’ home in the 1200 block of New Hampshire Avenue, in Hollywood.

The threats, which did not target specific schools but did reference the Connecticut school shooting from last Friday, were posted on Facebook, police said.

Authorities found nine firearms, including rifles, a shotgun and handguns, as well as ammunition, at Bangayan’s parents’ home.

KTLA 5′s Elizabeth Espinosa talked with residents in Hollywood who knew the suspect and his family.

handcuffs-bigLOS ANGELES (KTLA) — A Pomona man has been arrested for allegedly making violent threats against local schools, police said Monday

24-year-old Kyle Bangayan was taken into custody around 11:15 a.m. Sunday at his parents’ home in the 1200 block of New Hampshire Avenue.

The threats, which did not target specific schools but did reference the Connecticut school shooting from last Friday, were posted on Facebook, police said.

Authorities found nine firearms, including rifles, a shotgun and handguns, as well as ammunition, at Bangayan’s parents’ home.

A search of Bangayan’s residence in Pomona didn’t yield any weapons or related evidence.

Bangayan was arrested for criminal threats  and booked at LAPD’s downtown jail. His bail has been set at $500,000, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD Northeast Area detectives at (323) 344-5731. During off-hours, calls can be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — A Southern California man has been arrested for making a criminal threat against several Los Angeles-area schools.

Police have yet to release details on the alleged threat which was posted on Facebook, nor are officers identifying what schools were potentially targeted.

KTLA 5′s Jennifer Gould has more on the arrest and new security measures that will soon be implemented across LAUSD campuses.

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