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January 13, 2020: Former Long Beach Hotel Employee Pleads to Criminal Threats

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A 37-year-old man pleaded no contest today for threatening to shoot up a hotel near the Long Beach Airport, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Rodolfo Montoya of Huntington Beach entered the plea to two felony counts of criminal threats.

Sentencing is scheduled on Jan. 27 in Department S21 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Long Beach Branch. Montoya faces three years and eight months in state prison as a result of the plea.

On Aug. 19, 2019, the defendant, who was an employee at a restaurant in the Marriott Hotel, threatened a co-worker and threatened to commit a shooting at the hotel, prosecutors said. Police investigating the threat found a number of weapons, including an AR-15 rifle, in the defendant’s residence, prosecutors added.

Deputy District Attorney Maren Dermody is the assigned prosecutor.

Case NA112678 was investigated by the Long Beach Police Department.