Man arrested for criminal threats against Google

Photo: Kyle Long

MOUNTAIN VIEW — A man was arrested on March 10th after several warnings from out of state law enforcement concerning an unstable man who was heading to Google Inc., planning to exact revenge for closing down his YouTube channel.

After getting into a fender bender at a local gas station in Iowa, Waterville, Maine resident Kyle Long, 33 made known his true intention for traveling through Iowa. The fender bender was minor and Long was not detained.

According to Mountain View Police, “On Sunday, Waterville, Maine police notified us that they had received information that Long was not only in California but that he had stated if his meeting with Google personnel did not go well, he was going to resort to physical violence.”

Long was contacted by authorities on Sunday near the Moffett Field exit. He had planned to enter the Google campus and demand employees open his YouTube Channel and return his posts.

“This case highlights exceptional police work often unseen on a day-to-day basis; from the communication, we had with two different departments in two different states, to the awareness and rapid response from our officers,” said Chief Max Bosel. “We very much appreciated all the efforts that were made across the country to do everything possible to prevent this man from bringing harm to others.”

During a search of Long’s vehicle, officers found three baseball bats and his phone that was directing him towards Google’s Mountain View Campus. Long was subsequently arrested for making criminal threats and his car was towed during his arrest. Long is currently being held on $25,000 bail warrant at the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Man arrested for criminal threats against Google was last modified: March 18th, 2019 by admin
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