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El Monte man charged with threatening to blow up county building

August 23, 2011 |  4:49 pm

Jose Guillermo Zepeda Parra A man who allegedly made threats to bomb a Los Angeles County social service office in El Monte because his benefits were terminated has been charged in connection with the incident, police said Tuesday.

Jose Guillermo Zepeda Parra, 32, who lives in the Harbor City neighborhood of Los Angeles, is charged with calling the county Department of Public and Social Services on Aug. 12 and making the threats, the El Monte Police Department said.

Parra, police said in a statement, "was upset because his benefits were terminated."

Parra was charged with making criminal threats and making a bomb threat. He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in the El Monte courthouse, police said. He was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.


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Photo: Jose Guillermo Zepeda Parra. Credit: El Monte Police Department