Police now say no evidence of planned big Hollywood shooting
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles police now say there’s no evidence that a man arrested with a stockpile of weapons and ammunition at a Hollywood high-rise was planning a mass shooting.
Braxton Johnson was taken into custody Tuesday after he allegedly made violent threats to security staff at the apartment building and people outside.
He pleaded not guilty Thursday to possessing illegal assault weapons, making criminal threats and soliciting murder.
Police originally said there was a “high chance” that they’d stopped a mass shooting. But on Thursday, the LAPD said it hadn’t identified any intent by Johnson to plan a mass shooting.
The department said it believes there’s no threat to the public.
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2/3/2023 10:44:29 AM (GMT -6:00)