California man threatened mass shooting to avoid attending county fair with parents

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A California man made false threats of a mass shooting to avoid attending a county fair with his family, police said.

Erik Villasenor, 22, sent an email to staff at the Los Angeles County Fair on Friday afternoon threatening violence at the event, said police in Pomona, California, a city 30 miles east of L.A.

In the email, Villasenor wrote, 'Hello, I was told that someone was planning on doing a mass shooting on Sunday at the Fairgrounds. I just wanted to inform you guys already,” according to Pomona Police Chief Mike Olivieri.

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