(ABC News) An "exemplary" employee at a California food company is scheduled to be arraigned today on multiple charges after she allegedly held the firm's chief financial officer hostage at gunpoint, a day after she abruptly resigned.
Leonora Banuelos, 22, had worked for Popcornopolis, a gourmet popcorn company based in El Segundo, Calif., before allegedly entering the building on Tuesday with a handgun, then demanding to see another employee. She was "distraught over a failed relationship with another co-worker," according to a police statement.
"She went directly into CFO's office," according to Lt. Raymond Garcia of the El Segundo Police Department. "Many of the employees fled out the front door and several fled into the back area."
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