According to police, the man was live streaming on social media and discussed "shooting up" the Westfield Valley Fair Mall in San Jose.
Police were notified around 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Police said the male suspect had a "distinct" appearance and a "loud" hair color.
At approximately 4:00pm our department received information that a male suspect was streaming information on social media regarding ‘shooting up’ a mall. The suspects location was quickly tracked and he was found to be at the Valley Fair Mall. pic.twitter.com/djcQWp4kq9— San Jose Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) February 4, 2021
Officers found the man at the mall on Stevens Creek Boulevard in San Jose and said he was armed with a weapon
No one at the mall was hurt.
Police have not identified the suspect or have not disclosed the charges he's facing.
San Jose police say they received a tip from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, who told them about the man making threats on Snapchat.
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