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Atascadero police investigate social media post warning of a "mass shooting"

ATASCADERO, Calif. - On Tuesday, the Atascadero Police Department was contacted by several citizens regarding a social media post that warned of a man who was threatening to do a "mass shooting" at the Bordeaux House Apartments, located at 11300 Viejo Camino in Atascadero.  

Atascadero Police Detectives followed up on the post and were able to identify the source of the information as well as identify the subject who made the threats. 

During the investigation, APD learned that the subject no longer lives in the complex and that he has a history of making these type of threats.  The subject was contacted and evaluated by a law enforcement official, who determined that the subject did not have the means to carry out the threat.

The Atascadero Police Department says they take these type of matters seriously and appreciates those who have come forward to help them. They also said the incident has been documented and their officers have been briefed on the circumstances.

Anyone who has any additional information is encouraged to contact the Atascadero Police Department at (805) 461-5051, reference case #19-2389.


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