File Photo by Noe Magaña.
File Photo by Noe Magaña.

The San Benito County Probation Department was put on lockdown Aug. 8, Hollister Police Department and San Benito County Sheriff’s Office dispatches confirmed. The lockdown was lifted at 12:07 p.m.

According to a press release from the Sheriff’s office, a male was irate after a disturbance in the parking lot of the District Attorney’s Office and County Probation office. He was overheard saying he was going to get a gun and shoot everyone.

The male was arrested and booked into jail on felony threats charges.

According to a social media repost by Veronica Marie, one of her friends who was inside the building stated someone “threatened to shoot everyone in here!” Responses to that post indicate no one was hurt and the suspect was detained. 

In the comments of the post, there was backlash against those questioning the severity of the situation with comments comparing the probation’s office with babysitters and the suspect to a kid throwing a tantrum. 

The post and comments have since been removed from Facebook. 




Noe Magaña is a BenitoLink reporter. He also experiments with videography and photography. He is a San Benito High School graduate with a bachelor’s in journalism from San Jose State and a Liberal Arts...