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Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
Monday March 2nd, 2020 :: 02:09 p.m. PST


Thomas Andrews Arrested on Charges of Criminal Threats, Evading Police, Driving Under Influence, Weapons Violations

On Sunday, March 1, 2020, at about 8:00 pm, the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety received a report of a United Parcel Service (UPS) employee sending threatening text messages to his employer. The employee was identified as Thomas Andrews, a 32-year old Sunnyvale resident. The text messages indicated Suspect Andrews was planning a mass shooting at the UPS facility in Sunnyvale.

Sunnyvale DPS patrol officers immediately began an investigation and discovered Suspect Andrews was the registered owner of 4 handguns and a rifle. Officers began an extensive search for him. At approximately 11:15 pm, Sunnyvale DPS patrol officers spotted Suspect Andrews in the area of Fair Oaks Avenue and Maude Avenue.  Officers attempted an enforcement stop, but Suspect Andrews led them in a vehicle pursuit onto southbound Highway 101.  The California Highway Patrol (CHP) joined the pursuit and the suspect was safely taken into custody at Highway 101, near Bailey Road.  

Sunnyvale DPS detectives obtained a search warrant for Andrew’s residence in Sunnyvale. Officers located over 20,000 rounds of handgun and rifle ammunition, numerous high capacity magazines, 5 tactical style rifles, 1 shotgun, 3 handguns, and body armor. Several tactical backpacks containing ammunition were staged at the front door of the apartment where the suspect resides.

The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety would like to thank the California Highway Patrol for their assistance on this case.

Suspect Thomas Andrews was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for 422 PC – Criminal Threats, 2800.2(a) VC – Evading Police, 23152(a) VC – Driving Under the Influence, and several counts of weapons violations.  
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Detective Barron Renzi at (408) 730-7712 or [email protected]

Media Contact: Captain Dan Pistor- (408) 203-9468.

Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
700 All America Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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