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LMU Student Arrested in Connection with Campus Shooting Web Post

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Los Angeles police arrested a 21-year-old Loyola Marymount student last night, 11 hours after an anonymous post threatening to kill "many people" appeared on a college gossip blog.

"I am going to shoot and kill as many people as I can until which time I am incapacitated or killed by the police," read an entry posted Saturday morning on the user-generated gossip site, according to the Loyolan. LAPD investigators and university officials traced the posting to 21-year-old senior Carlos Huerta's computer and arrested the student near his campus apartment around 10:15 p.m.

The threat was never considered legitimate, according to Deputy Chief Michael Downing, head of the LAPD Counterterrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau. Campus activities continued as scheduled amid heightened security Saturday.

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Video of KCAL9's earlier report and more on the investigation after the jump.