FBI, EGPD determine threat of shooting at Elk Grove church not credible

Following an immediate investigation by Elk Grove Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, it has been determined a threat of violence against an Elk Grove church was not credible.

According to information provided by the Elk Grove Police, the Elk Grove United Church on Elk Grove Boulevard in Old Town Elk Grove received a threatening call on Wednesday, July 10. The caller said he planned to "shoot up the church."

Upon receiving the call, church officials called Elk Grove Police who launched an investigation. With the FBI's assistance, the caller was identified as a juvenile from Fairfield, Calif. It was determined the threat was not credible and the caller was not charged. 

In a statement released this afternoon, the department said there will be extra patrols in the area on Sunday as congregants attend services. Additionally, the statement said "The Elk Grove Police Department takes threats to life seriously and will investigate them to the fullest."

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