California man allegedly plotted ‘Las Vegas-style’ mass shooting

2 mins read


A California man was arrested Sunday for allegedly plotting a “Las Vegas-style” mass shooting and threatening to kill cops, police said.

Dallas Marsh, 37, was taken into custody by SWAT officers at a Super 8 motel in Chico after detectives obtained evidence of his plot, according to a police statement.

The evidence included unspecified information that he had made “criminal threats to kill specific individuals, specified law enforcement officers, and was preparing to commit a ‘Las Vegas style’ mass shooting with a specified deadline,” said the statement from the Chico Police Department.

Authorities did not say what that deadline was, but Saturday will mark the five-year anniversary of the Las Vegas massacre.

Dallas Marsh, 37, could face charges including making criminal threats and battery on a peace officer.
Dallas Marsh, 37, could face charges including making criminal threats and battery on a peace officer.
Chico Police Department
Marsh was arrested by a SWAT team at this Super 8 motel in Chico, California.
Marsh was arrested by a SWAT team at this Super 8 motel in Chico, California.
Google Maps

Sixty people were killed and more than 400 were wounded when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest music festival from a high-rise hotel on the Vegas Strip on Oct 1. 2017.

According to the Chico police, after his arrest, Marsh threatened to kill additional officers and their families, and he battered an officer with a table during an interview.

There was no immediate word on a possible motive behind Marsh’s suspected plot.

Police said they received information that Marsh was plotting a "Las Vegas-style" mass shooting, referring to the deadly 2017 massacre.
Police said they received information that Marsh was plotting a “Las Vegas-style” mass shooting, referring to the deadly 2017 massacre.
Getty Images
Sixty people were killed and more than 400 were wounded when a gunman opened fire on a music festival on Oct. 1, 2017.
Sixty people were killed and more than 400 were wounded when a gunman opened fire on a music festival on Oct. 1, 2017.
AFP via Getty Images

He could face charges including making criminal threats and battery on a peace officer. He was held without bail at Butte County Jail.

A Facebook account that appears to belong to Marsh contains information and multiple photos suggesting that he is an Army veteran.

Marsh's Facebook account contains information suggesting that he previously served in the US Army.
Marsh’s Facebook account contains information suggesting that he previously served in the US Army.
Facebook/Dallas Marsh

Under his “intro” section, Marsh wrote that he previously served as a US Army Delta Force commander.

The Post has reached out to the Army for comment concerning Marsh’s service record.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Latest from Blog