A man is facing charges after allegedly plotting to hunt and ambush police officers in Desert Hot Springs, officials said.
Desert Hot Springs police said they received a tip that 39-year-old Oscar Rene Parra Rincon allegedly obtained ammunition illegally and was planning to shoot civilians and police officers.
Police, the Coachella Valley Gang Task Force and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department developed information leading to the suspect’s location In the 68000 block of Calle Azteca. Parra Rincon was taken into custody without incident, police said.
He is being held at the Riverside County jail, police said. He is facing charges for attempted murder, kidnapping, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person and violation of probation.