United States: a potential mass killing prevented by the Los Angeles police

A photo of weapons seized from Braxton Johnson on February 1, 2023. AP

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Alerted by residents, the Los Angeles police searched an apartment, where they found, among other things, two assault rifles pointed at the window in particular, as well as more than 1,000 cartridges of ammunition.

The occupant of the premises, a young man of 25, was immediately arrested.


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With our correspondent in the United States,

Carrie Nooten

While California suffered three particularly deadly shootings last week, a new killing was certainly avoided Thursday near Hollywood.

Braxton Johnson, 25, only recently moved into this building on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard.

His neighbors couldn't know, but he was already under investigation for a violent crime on the east coast.

On the other hand, as soon as he threatened local residents as well as the security personnel of his residence on Tuesday February 1, the guards then called the police.


She is sure of it, her agents have probably stopped a shooting in preparation.

Because thanks to their intervention, the Los Angeles police came across two assault rifles with high-capacity magazines - weapons completely prohibited in California, pointing from the 18th floor to the park on the other side of the street.

But also on 3 pistols, a

sniper rifle,

a shotgun and no less than 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

The scene must have reminded them of the 2017 massacre from the 32nd floor

of a Las Vegas hotel

, where the gunman fired 1,057 times into a crowd and killed 58 people - the deadliest shooting in the United States.

The young man was charged and remanded in custody - with a bond raised to 500,000 dollars. 

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