San Jose

Man Arrested for Alleged Gun Violence Threat at VTA Bus Yard

A transportation worker was arrested Friday for allegedly threatening gun violence at a San Jose rail yard, authorities said.

Deputies were called to the Chaboya Division bus yard of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose shortly before 8 a.m. by a report that the man had made a threat while other workers were there, according to a statement from the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.

The man was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats. His name and other details weren't immediately released.

“VTA has zero tolerance for this type of threatening behavior and will continue to treat any similar incident with an urgent response,” the agency said in a statement, adding that trauma counselors were sent to the yard.

The arrest came only weeks after the anniversary of a mass shooting at another VTA maintenance yard in San Jose. Employee Sam Cassidy, 57, killed nine co-workers and then took his own life on May 26, 2021.

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