Police identify and arrest suspect responsible for threat to San Marcos daycares

Sierra Martin | Managing Editor

SAN MARCOS — The San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) received information from Crime Stoppers on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, that an anonymous tip had been submitted regarding a threat to invoke violence at a “daycare in San Marco.” According to SMPD, the threat was made on a chat feature of a gaming platform.

In an update provided by SMPD at 1:30 p.m. the department’s digital forensics detective has identified a suspect who has been taken into custody in Jacksonville, Florida. SMPD said that they are not aware of any continued threats, and they are “confident that our community is safe.”

Local authorities said the threat did not name a specific daycare and responded to the threat by stationing armed police officers at all known daycare facilities in the area. Due to the arrest of the suspect, police presence at daycare facilities have began to be removed. 

According to SMPD, the threat did not specify a location, and at least three cities across the country were identified as potential targets of the threat in an abundance of caution, including San Marcos, Texas and San Marcos, California, and San Marco, Florida. Law enforcement agencies in all of the identified locations were contacted and took steps to protect their communities.

Corridor News will provide updates as they are made available. 

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