Lollapalooza Security Guard Arrested For Posting Fake Mass Shooting Threats – The Teal Mango

In a weird flip of occasions, a safety guard deployed on the Lollapalooza music pageant has been arrested on the costs of creating a false terrorist menace to get out of labor early. She has been accused of circulating two pretend mass capturing messages. 

The guard has been recognized as an 18 yr previous woman named Janya Williams. As per prosecutors, Janya had unfold the false info so she might depart work earlier than time. Learn on to know the entire particulars of the story.

The Guard Despatched Nameless Message About Mass Taking pictures to her Supervisor

The incident occurred on Friday, the second day of the pageant, when Janya allegedly despatched an nameless textual content message to her supervisor through TextNow. The message learn, “Mass capturing at 4 pm location Lollapalooza. We now have 150 targets.”

The supervisor obtained alarmed and instantly knowledgeable her supervisors. They then notified the Chicago Police command submit in Grant Park. As per courtroom paperwork, the FBI’s Joint Counterterrorism Activity Pressure was additionally notified of the potential menace.

When Janya’s supervisor returned to work along with her crew, Janya informed her that her sister had warned her a couple of mass capturing menace she discovered on Fb. When she was requested to share a screenshot of the submit, Williams created a Fb web page underneath the identify ‘Ben Scott’ and wrote a submit that learn, “Large capturing at Lollapalooza GrantPark 6:00 p.m.”

Nevertheless, she took the screenshot of the submit and despatched it to her supervisor with out really posting it on Fb. 

The FBI Tracked the Message again to Williams

Via an emergency disclosure request, the FBI and the Chicago police have been capable of finding out that it was Williams who despatched the preliminary nameless menace message to her supervisor.

The official courtroom paperwork learn, “The Emergency Disclosure Request returned an Apple iCloud account and an IP tackle, the data revealed the account belonged to the [defendant].”

Williams was taken into custody Friday afternoon within the 700 block of South Columbus Drive. When questioned by the prosecutors, she admitted to sending the message and creating the submit earlier within the day to depart work early.

Williams has been booked into jail and is being held on $50,000 bail. The decide has additionally ordered her to be saved on digital monitoring if she’s bonded out. August 8 has been set because the date of her subsequent listening to.

Lollapalooza 2022 was held from July 28 to 31

Lollapalooza, the four-day annual music pageant, was held from final Thursday to Sunday in Grant Park, Chicago. It has been introduced that the pageant will keep in Chicago for the subsequent 10 years as effectively.

The pageant organizers got here to phrases with the town’s administration on a 10-year extension that may see Chicago’s Grant Park host the occasion by 2032, the venue the place it has been taking place since 2005.

This yr’s pageant featured some enormous names, together with Metallica, Lil Child, Jazmine Sullivan, Billy Strings, Dua Lipa, Machine Gun Kelly, Massive Sean, Idles, The Child Laroi, Charli XCX and J-Hope.

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