Downtown San Diego residents on edge after warnings of Las Vegas-style attack

Posted at 9:20 AM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-19 13:41:13-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Some downtown San Diego residents are in fear after learning of possible threats to carry out an attack similar to the Las Vegas shooting.

Tenants at the Emerald Plaza building say they've received a warning from the building's manager about an "active shooter threat," and 10News learned San Diego police told management that a man "has made threats of conducting a mass shooting off the roof."

With the roof of the Emerald Plaza named as one of the man's desired rooftops, police and building security are "taking these threats seriously."

At the El Cortez building, a flyer posted in the parking garage shows a picture of the man believed to be linked to the threats.

A police investigator told 10News the man suspected to be behind the threats is currently in a psych hold but could be released this week.

Police did not offer any further information on their investigation.

NOTE: 10News is not showing the man's photo or naming him because San Diego police have not confirmed enough information about him for us to properly identify him.