SF man arrested in Richmond for threatening mass shooting at GoDaddy

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Michael Depaulo (Photo credit: Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety)

A San Francisco man was arrested at a home at an undisclosed location in Richmond on Tuesday following allegations that he threatened to carry out a mass shooting at the Sunnyvale headquarters of the web hosting company GoDaddy.

According to Sunnyvale police, Michael Depaulo called GoDaddy and stated he was minutes away from walking into its Sunnyvale location and shooting people with a shotgun at random.

An investigation led detectives to a residence in the City of Richmond, where Richmond police took Depaulo into custody without incident the following day, police said.

Depaulo was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of one count of criminal threats. Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Detective Andrew Herbert at (408) 730-7147 or aherbert@sunnyvale.ca.gov.

“The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety would like to thank the The Richmond Police Department for their assistance in this case,” police said.

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