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Man Accused of Gun Threat to University Arrested

Authorities have arrested a man accused of threatening a staff member at a California university and posting videos of himself holding guns and talking about a desire to go on a killing rampage.

Posted: Nov. 6, 2017 5:18 PM
Updated: Nov. 7, 2017 5:50 PM

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man accused of threatening a staff member at a California university and posting videos of himself holding guns and talking about a desire to go on a killing rampage.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department says 40-year-old David Kenneth Smith of Los Angeles was arrested Friday on suspicion of criminal threats and is due in court Monday.

Authorities say Smith emailed the Soka University staff member a link to a YouTube video showing him with a semi-automatic pistol on his chest and speaking about the school. Authorities say Smith had posted other videos speaking of his desire to kill.

Authorities say they received a report Wednesday about the email exchange, which started over discipline Smith faced for marijuana use when he attended the school in 2008.

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11/6/2017 11:12:56 AM (GMT -8:00)

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