City Employee Arrested for Allegedly Threatening to Shoot Coworkers

City Employee Arrested for Allegedly Threatening to Shoot Coworkers
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A city employee with prior felony convictions faces new weapons-related charges for allegedly threatening to shoot coworkers. The suspect 56-year-old Pat L. Urdahl was arrested February 5 at 4:40 p.m. Urdahl evidently was disgruntled concerning money.

Threats were made against coworkers at Berkeley Corporation Yard, including Urdahl’s supervisor who was sent a threatening text. The facility located on Allston Way is where public works and other maintenance departments are located. Fortunately, no one was physically harmed.

Berkeley PD obtained a warrant and arrested Urdahl at his Jerilynn Drive residence in Concord. Urdahl remains in custody at Alameda County Santa Rita Jail, with a bail hearing pending on February 14.

Urdahl was booked on suspicion of shooting at an inhabited dwelling/vehicle, making threats of violence, and possession of ammunition. Plus, he was booked for possession of a firearm and controlled substances, and addict in possession of a firearm.

Multiple charges filed against Urdahl include making criminal threats, and possession of a firearm by a felon. He has prior convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism, and for cutting a utility line. He received jail sentences for prior convictions.

Before he was taken into custody, Berkeley sent warnings to city employees regarding the threats that he allegedly made. The Corporation Yard was temporarily placed under lockdown as a precaution for city employee safety.

City Employee Arrested for Allegedly Threatening to Shoot Coworkers was last modified: February 20th, 2024 by admin
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