Guam – The Guam Police Department is assessing information received during a 9-1-1 call reporting a threat of a possible active shooter.
Sgt. Paul Tapao confirms that the caller has threatened to “shoot up people.”
The call was made by an unknown male and the threat was non-specific.
As of 1:40 this afternoon the Guam Museum and the Guam Legislature were making preparation for a lock down in response to the 9-1-1 threat. However, there is no indication that the threat is specifically targeted to these buildings.
While GPD has not identified the caller, a picture has been circulated on social media of the male individual believed to have placed the call.
But as quickly as the picture surfaced, PNC received a video showing the alleged active shooter identified as John Salas. In the video he denies allegations that he is the active shooter, calling it a “set up” further stating that he has been at work the entire time.
GPD has initiated an investigation and advises the community to stay calm.
He reminds the community to stay vigilant, be being aware of your surroundings and reporting all suspicious activity to 911.
This is a developing story.