Las Vegas law enforcement officers recently foiled an alleged plan by a disgruntled EDC ticket holder to attack the flagship music festival Insomniac.
Abraham Hurtado-Castrejon was arrested outside a local grocery store and charged with making threats in a possible act of terrorism. Police reportedly confiscated an illegal 3D printed firearm from the suspect's home.
According to the arrest report, the suspect sent a video message to Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella threatening to burst balloons containing lethal doses of fentanyl on the festival site.
The suspect was reportedly upset about not being able to request a refund for his ticket. Hurtado-Castrejon says he was among the ticket holders who bought a pass just before the 2020 festival was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After a temporary window of time that allowed fans to claim refunds, Insomniac has automatically postponed those passes for 2020 to 2021. When the time slot closed, Hurtado-Castrejon allegedly began threatening the event for a refund.
Insomniac tells Fox 5 Vegas that the organization tried to issue a refund to Hurtado-Castrejon as recently as May of this year. "Insomniac has a record of a refund it was granted in May 2020," said an Insomniac press officer, and refrained from disclosing the amount.
Hurtado-Castrejon is currently under house arrest until his next trial, scheduled for February 2022.