A 31-year-old Salina man was arrested on suspicion of five counts of criminal threat after he allegedly threated to shoot Salina Public Library patrons and kill police officers.
Salina Police were called to the library, 301 West Elm Street at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday for the report of a disorderly subject, Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said Wednesday. When the two officers arrived, they made contact with Victor Delatorre on the west side of the library, Forrester said. Delatorre appeared to be intoxicated and allegedly was belligerent and yelling profanities, Forrester said. During the conversation, Delartorre allegedly threatened to kill the two officers, Forrester added.
During the investigation, three library patrons from Salina — a 28-year-old female, a 22-year-old male, and an 18-year-old male — each told the officers that Delatorre walked up to them and threatened to shoot them, Forrester said.
According to Forrester, Delatorre was arrested on suspicion of the following charges.
- Five counts of criminal threat
- Disorderly subject
- Obstruction/interference with a law enforcement officer