The Straits Times
Published on Dec 15, 2012

Police hunt man who threatened shooting at US mosque


LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Police in California are looking for a man who reportedly walked into a California mosque and said he had a gun and threatened to kill everyone, a spokesman said on Friday.

The man entered the Ibrahim Khalilullah Islamic Centre in Fremont, south of San Francisco, during afternoon prayer on Wednesday, said mosque leaders, urging official action to track down the man.

"We are a little worried because of the situation that happened in Oregon," Mr Fareed Wardak, a member of the center's board of directors, referring to a shooting in the western US state that left three dead on Tuesday.

"We don't want the same thing to happen," he told KTVU television, in comments made before Friday's shooting at an elementary school in the eastern state of Connecticut that killed 20 children and six adults.