It is unclear if a connection exists between the Orlando shooter and the man arrested by Santa Monica police.
Developing: Evidence gathered at Santa Monica location where man was arrested with weapons before LA Pride. pic.twitter.com/6ALC08Go61
— Jeff Nguyen (@jeffnguyen) June 12, 2016
Santa Monica police arrested a man who had explosives, assault rifles and ammunition and was planning to attend L.A. pride, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Sunday morning during a press conference.
Police were called about the man who was in the area of Olympic Boulevard and 11th Street by a concerned citizen, Garcetti said. He told police he was waiting in the area for a friend.
The suspect was arrested Saturday night, Garcetti said.
Photos from the scene posted to social media by a reporter shows items from the suspect’s car placed on the ground by police.