A southern California man has been arrested for allegedly conspiring to kill police officers and others, KNBC-TV reports.
Oscar Rene Parra Rincon, 39, was “actively and imminently planning to hunt and ambush police officers,” the Desert Hot Springs Police Department announced Saturday morning.
The city of Desert Hot Springs is in the Coachella Valley east of Los Angeles.
Authorities learned of the plot Friday through a tip from someone who knows the suspect.
Rincon allegedly obtained ammunition illegally to carry out his plan, which entailed shooting at civilians so he could then target responding police, officials said.
Upon locating Rincon, multiple law enforcement agencies surrounded his home Friday evening and took him into custody without incident.
Rincon has been charged with kidnapping, attempted murder, possession of ammunition by prohibited persons and a probation violation. He is being held in jail on a $1 million bond, the Desert Sun reports.
The Coachella Valley Gang Task Force and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department helped the police department make the arrest.
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[Feature Photo: Desert Hot Springs Police Department]