El Centro Police officers arrested a Calexico man for making threats at the Imperial Valley Mall.
According to Commander Aaron Reel, Monday , shortly after 6:00 p.m. , police received a report of a man threatening to " " shoot up " the Imperial Valley Mall. According to one person , the man apparently had something in his hands as he threatened customers and employees at the mall. Responding officers began searching for the suspect and were able to locate the man near Best Buy. Claudio Salazar , 38 , of Calexico , was positively identified by witnesses and was taken into custody. Salazar was booked into Imperial County Jail for making Criminal Threats , Resisting Arrest , and Delaying or Obstructing a Peace Office. No weapons were located. According to El Centro Police , in light of recent events in El Paso and Dayton , this was handled quickly and efficiently by responding officers.