Five suspected gang members were arrested on suspicion of attempted assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a dangerous weapon after two of them allegedly threatened to kill a Cypress College student on campus Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
Police said that the student, a former member of another gang, was threatened in retaliation for an earlier dispute between the two unnamed gangs.
Salvador McWilliam, 20, of Anaheim, Jeff Lauricio, 22, of Santa Ana, and Ariel Carigma and Randall Bauda, both 19 and from Garden Grove, were being held at County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail each, Cypress Police Lt. John Schaefer said.
A 16-year-old Garden Grove boy, who was not identified because of his age, was being held at Juvenile Hall, police said.
The 20-year-old student allegedly threatened was not identified by police to protect him from further retaliation, Schaefer said.
According to Schaefer, Cypress College security officers and Cypress police were summoned to the college at 1:15 p.m. The student claimed that Bauda and McWilliam threatened to kill him with a knife and homemade gun, Schaefer said. He said the suspects fled before anything happened.
According to police, a college security officer saw the license plate on the suspects' car as it drove away. Westminster police spotted the car at Locust and Maple streets in Westminster.
Police recovered three homemade guns, a knife and several billy clubs from the vehicle, Schaefer said.