Man Arrested for Criminal Threats against Schools NR12580rf

December 17, 2012

Los Angeles: Yesterday at about 11:15 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Northeast Area officers and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a suspect for making violent threats against local schools.

The suspect, 24-year-old Kyle Bangayan of Pomona, was at his parents’ home in the 1200 block of North New Hampshire Avenue when the arrest occurred.  The threats, which did not target specific schools but did reference the Connecticut school shooting from last Friday, were posted on the social networking site Facebook.

Also found and seized at the residence where Bangayan was arrested were nine firearms, including rifles, a shotgun, handguns and ammunition.  A search of the suspect’s Pomona residence didn’t yield any weapons or related evidence.

Bangayan was arrested for criminal threats (422 PC), and booked at LAPD’s downtown jail. His bail has been set at $500,000, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact LAPD Northeast Area detectives at 323-344-5731.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”