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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police in Long Beach arrested a man after he posted an online threat of violence connected to a scheduled Sen. Bernie Sanders rally in the city Tuesday.
The Long Beach Police Department says in a statement that detectives arrested 27-year-old Jose Rafael Guzman of Huntington Park, a Los Angeles suburb, on Monday.
He was booked for criminal threats and threatening a public officer.
Chief Robert Luna said in a statement Tuesday that the department takes “all potential threats of violence very seriously.”
The department did not provide details about the nature of the online threat.
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Long Beach police scheduled extra patrols in high visibility areas following a string of fatal mass shootings in the U.S. in recent days.
Police say Guzman was released after posting bail. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.
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