Man arrested for threatening to kill two 9-year-old children

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Kennewick Police Department arrested one man after he allegedly made threats to kill children.

Officers responded to several calls reporting the man threatening the 9-year-old children at the La Quinta Inn in Kennewick.

Police attempted contact at the room in question but received no answer. Police report due to the circumstance they made entry into the room to check the welfare of the children.

Officers found Bernardino Garza and the two children inside the room. 

The children told police Garza threatened to kill them and would not allow them to answer the door when police arrived. 

Garza was arrested and booked on threat charges.

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