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Military Vet, In Fatigues, Threatens Attack In Boca Raton

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Boca Police “Ping” Phone To Find Ex-Marine Who Claims To Have “All His Weapons And Is Ready To Kill Someone.”

Boynton Beach Police Refuse To Help Boca Cops When Suspect Travels To Their Jurisdiction

Daniel Castellanos, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (News App readers click here for full story) — A Boca Raton man is being held on $50,000 bond after allegedly threatening to kill his stepfather.

Daniel Castellanos has been the subject of a mental health investigation by Boca Raton Police and other agencies. On February 19th, he allegedly called the Boca Raton Police Department and “began making violent threats” according to a police report which we are publishing below.

“Castellanos stated that he is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and has ‘all his weapons on him’ and is ‘ready to kill someone. He said he was “in the back yard of his residence wearing military gear and camouflaged in a Ghillie suit.” He allegedly told police to “send everybody” for this.


“Castellanos stated that he is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and has ‘all his weapons on him’ and is ‘ready to kill someone. He said he was “in the back yard of his residence wearing military gear and camouflaged in a Ghillie suit.” He allegedly told police to “send everybody” for this.


Police responded to the 800 block of Alamanda Street — what they believed to be Castellanos’ location — but did not find him there. Due to the seriousness of the situation, they “pinged” his phone which suggested he was near I-95, but then it became clear he was moving.

The pings stopped in the area of 1300 SW 30th Avenue in Boynton Beach.

Wrote a seemingly shocked Boca Raton Police investigator: “After locating Castellanos, Boca Raton Police Department requested assistance from Boynton Beach Police Department to assist in taking Castellanos into custody under provisions of the Baker Act since he was currently in their jurisdiction. Boynton Beach Police Department refused to provide assistance due to the incident not meeting their criteria to assist. Due to the fact BBPD refused to assist in their jurisdiction, Boca Raton Police officers did not attempt to take Castellanos into custody at this time due to safety concerns and limited resources outside of Boca Raton jurisdiction. Boca Raton Police Department maintained surveillance…”

Castellanos was later arrested is charged with aggravated stalking. He remains in custody.

We have redacted a few elements from the police report, below. If you are reading in a news app and the PDF does not appear, click here for full access.

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