Man accused of theatening to bomb El Monte DPSS office

EL MONTE — Police arrested a man Tuesday on suspicion of threatening to bomb an El Monte social services office because his benefits had been cut off, authorities said.
Jose Guillermo Zepeda Parra, 32, of Harbor City was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats and bomb threats, El Monte police Detective George Fierro said in a written statement.
The threat was made Aug 12. against the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services office 3400 Aerojet Ave., police said.
“Parra allegedly made criminal threats of bombing the DPSS building via telephone after being upset that his benefits were terminated,” Fierro said.
He made similar threats to DPSS employees on March, however that incident, “didn’t rise to the level to constitute a criminal act,” he added.
According to county booking records, Parra was being held in lieu of $50,000 at the El Monte Police Department’s jail. He was due for arraignment Thursday in El Monte Superior Court.

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