A historical worker accused of threatening to shoot up the Los Angeles-hotel the place he labored pleaded no contest Monday, prosecutors acknowledged.
Rodolfo Montoya, 37, pleaded no contest to two criminal counts of criminal threats connected with the threat at the Marriott hotel in Lengthy Seaside, which is advance the metropolis’s airport, in August.
He turned into arrested after yet every other worker reported the threats, which allegedly incorporated threats to abolish employees and clients. Police contain acknowledged they found several excessive-powered weapons and tons of of rounds of ammunition at his Huntington Seaside dwelling.
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Montoya faces nearly four years in penal complex, and sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 27, the Los Angeles County District Lawyer’s Office acknowledged in a statement.
A no contest plea is now not a guilty plea, nonetheless leads to a criminal conviction.
Montoya “had clear plans, intent and the capacity to lift out an act of violence that could doubtless well doubtless contain resulted in a mass casualty incident,” Lengthy Seaside Police Chief Robert G. Luna acknowledged after Montoya turned into arrested.
Court info checklist a public defender as representing Montoya. A inquire of for relate turned into now not instantly returned unhurried Monday afternoon.
Police acknowledged they found tactical tools and nearly 38 magazines that defend 30 rounds every at Montoya’s dwelling.
He turned into described as a cook who turned into upset about points with human resources sooner than he knowledgeable a fellow worker of his plans, police contain acknowledged. That worker notified employees and police became enthusiastic.
Lengthy Seaside is in southern Los Angeles County.
Phil Helsel is a reporter for NBC New
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