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US police arrest man after LA Times shooting threat

Published on Apr 19, 2014 5:01 PM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - US police arrested a man after he entered the Los Angeles Times building and threatened to start shooting, the newspaper said.

It was unclear if the man was carrying a weapon or fired any shots, but building employees locked themselves in safe areas while police officers entered and detained the suspect late on Friday.

Witnesses told the LA Times the man said he had been depressed and did not mind killing someone. He reportedly handed one person a bag of bullets and said that he did not want to go to jail.

Police have not identified the suspect, but photographs posted on the newspaper website showed a white male dressed entirely in black, including black trainers, with uncombed long curly hair and no facial hair.

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