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Employee allegedly planned mass shooting at CetraRuddy

Kon Jang arrested after colleague at design firm reported menacing comments to police

June 12, 2014 08:30AM

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An employee of an architecture firm planned to shoot up the office after learning he was about to be fired

Police were alerted to alleged plot at architecture firm

A disgruntled employee at architecture firm CetraRuddy allegedly plotted to shoot up the company’s office.

Kon Jang allegedly planned the attack after learning he was going to be let go by the firm. The alleged plot failed after a colleague heard the architect make threats and caught him mapping out his victims in the path of the would-be shooting, the New York Post reported. Jang reportedly told a female colleague that he was “planning a mass shooting at work.” Jang, 35, reportedly told her that he wanted to be on the news and that he was planning a rampage. The woman, who was the only employee he spoke to at CetraRuddy, reported the comments to the police.

Earlier, Jang had allegedly made other threats, including: “I’m going to come back here and you are going to get it.”

Jang was arrested on harassment charges on May 29 in his New Jersey apartment. Cops discovered “what appears to be an assault rifle and rounds of fake ammunition,” according to the complaint. Jang is being held on a $10,000 bail and is due back in court on June 16, the Post reported. [NYP] – Claire Moses 

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