Lollapalooza security guard arrested for allegedly making false mass shooting threat to leave work early

Lollapalooza security guard arrested for allegedly making false mass shooting threat to leave work early

A safety guard who labored Chicago’s Lollapalooza music competition final weekend is accused of creating faux mass capturing threats to get out of labor early.

Janya Williams, 18, allegedly despatched her supervisor an nameless message through TextNow Friday afternoon that stated, “Mass capturing at 4pm location Lollapalooza. We have now 150 targets.”

The supervisor shortly contacted their supervisors and the Chicago police and the FBI have been notified. 

When the supervisor instructed the group concerning the risk, Williams allegedly instructed the supervisor that her sister had seen an analogous risk on Fb. 

After the supervisor requested Williams to ship a screenshot of the risk, she is accused of making a Fb account underneath the identify “Ben Scott” and posting a message that stated, “Large capturing at Lollapalooza Grant Park 6:00 p.m.” She then took a screenshot of the submit and despatched it to her supervisor, prosecutors alleged. 

The FBI, nevertheless, reportedly traced the TextNow message again to Williams’ IP tackle and iCloud, prosecutors stated. 

She allegedly admitted to faking the threats “as a result of she wished to depart work early,” prosecutors stated, and was arrested for felony making a false terrorism risk. 

She was booked into jail and is being held on $50,000 bail. 

Lollapalooza befell Thursday by way of Sunday final weekend. 

Williams is scheduled to be in courtroom on Monday. 

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