Hotel cook arrested for allegedly threatening workers with violence

An arsenal of weapons including an assault rifle and high-capacity magazines were seized at the Long Beach, California, home of Rodolfo Montoya, police said.
1:20 | 08/22/19

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We do have new reporting at this hour after news of an arrest late today, authorities say a major threat at a Marriott hotel in Long Beach, California, an employee arrested after threatening to shoot up the hotel. They did find multiple firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. And ABC's Adrienne Bankert tonight from California. Reporter: Tonight, police in Long Beach, California, seizing this arsenal of weapons, including an assault rifle, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and high capacity magazines from the home of a cook who worked at this airport Marriott hotel. Authorities arresting 37-year-old Rodolfo Montoya, of Huntington Beach, for making a criminal threat of violence against hotel employees and guests. The investigation into Montoya launched after a concerned hotel employee alerted authorities. Suspect Montoya had clear plans, intent and the means to carry out an act of violence that may have resulted in a mass casualty incident. Reporter: Police say a preliminary investigation has revealed Montoya was upset over a human resources matter. And David, the police tell us that this is the perfect example of see something, say something. And that employee who first alerted authorities to the threat likely saved many lives. That suspect is now being held on $500,000 bail. David? All right, Adrienne Bankert tonight on the breaking story in

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