California police arrested a 32-year-old man after discovering several weapons, narcotics, bullets containing anti-police messages, and a racist manifest in the car.
On July 9, Campbell Police Station was notified by a local business owner that a man identified as Wesley Martinez was roaming through a nearby car or shed. Press release From the Santa Clara law firm.
After receiving the tip, the corresponding police officer arrived in the area and pulled Martinez’s truck to find a gun, including a Glock and AR-style rifle. During their search, police also found bullets marked with phrases such as “cop killer” and “from grim reaper to widow.”
A manifesto found in Martinez’s car revealed that he wanted to target “a group of blacks, Hispanics, and Jews,” the press release said. It also included plans to take hostages at a local sporting goods store.
“They also found a pipe bomb filled with body armor, heroin, methamphetamine, and pellets, but there were no explosives inside,” the press release said.
The· Campbell police said A local bomb squad was called in to check the pipe bombs and make sure they weren’t a threat.
Martinez was charged with possession of assault weapons and drugs, among others, and was released on bail of 300,000 people, DA’s office said.
“There’s still plenty of evidence to unpack, but based on what we’ve seen and what’s been recovered in the car, we believe this person will do some violence against the community,” said Campbell Police Captain. Ian White said, Mercury News report. “We believe we have prevented a tragic event.”
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