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Calif. Man Arrested for Planning 'Las Vegas-Style' Massacre

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Saturday will mark the fifth anniversary of a massacre in which 60 people were killed when Stephen Paddock opened fire at a music festival from the Mandalay Bay hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. (Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 26 September 2022 02:47 PM EDT

A California man, who has apparent ties to the U.S. Army Delta Force, was arrested Sunday for allegedly planning a "Las Vegas-style" mass shooting and threatening to kill police officials.

Dallas Marsh, 37, was apprehended by SWAT team officers at a Super 8 motel in Chico, California, according to police reports. 

According to a police statement, local detectives obtained evidence regarding Marsh's alleged shooting plot, which included "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."

Chico police officials didn't elaborate on Marsh's intended timeline for the shooting. However, Saturday will mark the fifth anniversary of the Las Vegas massacre, in which 60 people were killed and more than 400 injured, when Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire at a music festival from a high-rise hotel on the Vegas Strip.

After the arrest, Chico police said Marsh also threatened to kill additional officers and their families. Also, Marsh allegedly struck an officer with a table during an interview.

Marsh, who was held without bail at Butte County Jail, could reportedly face charges of making criminal threats and committing battery on a peace officer.

On social media, a Facebook account that apparently belongs to Marsh contains photos and information regarding a possible stint in the United States Army.

For the "intro" section, Marsh said he previously served as a Delta Force commander.

As Newsmax chronicled in 2018, FBI agents knew Paddock left behind big caches of guns, ammunition, and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts, according to court documents.

Shortly after, a U.S. judge in Nevada unsealed the documents showing some of what federal agents learned about Paddock, in the days after the mass shooting. 

At the time, investigators said Paddock had meticulously planned his attack and intentionally concealed his actions. 

On the night of the shooting, Paddock modified assault-style rifles to shoot rapidly, set up surveillance cameras to monitor police or security outside his hotel room, and also wounded a security guard in the hotel hallway.

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A California man, who has apparent ties to the U.S. Army Delta Force, was arrested Sunday for allegedly planning a "Las Vegas-style" mass shooting and threatening to kill police officials.
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