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Man arrested for allegedly threatening healthcare workers, vandalizing St. Augustine Cathedral

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TUCSON - On Sunday afternoon, Steven Henry Trejo came to Z Mansion, a place known for caring for the homeless. He allegedly threatened to kill 16 healthcare worker volunteers.

Those who were present said he took out a knife and a club.

"He banged it on the shopping cart and he started yelling obscenities and said 'I'm gonna kill you, I'm gonna kill you," said Juliette Tadeo, a registered nurse volunteering at Z Mansion.

This isn't the first time Trejo has been to Z Mansion. In fact, he's actually been treated by healthcare professionals at Z Mansion and been served meals.

Over the last six months, he's accused of causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage and has allegedly threatened to kill people multiple times.

"He asked us 'hey can you test my blood pressure,' which is weird because he's not a diabetic," said Reverend Thomas Hill, who runs Z Mansion. "And what it was, was a way to turn us around and to get us to step closer so he could kill us with a bat."

Trejo was arrested on Sunday after the incident but was then released on Monday.

By 7:30 p.m. on Monday, he had made his way to St. Augustine Cathedral and threw rocks at their 123-year-old stained glass windows.

According to the director of Property and Insurance for the Diocese of Tucson, John Shaheen, the softball-sized rocks left holes eight to 12 inches in circumference despite the windows being reinforced with quarter-inch plexiglass.

"It's sad when someone comes in and destroys church property but it's particularly disheartening when they destroy history and this is hard to replicate," said Shaheen.

Shaheen says the damages are estimated to be over $50,000 and they believe Trejo also broke windows at a nearby apartment complex and three car windows in the apartment parking lot the same evening.

Back at Z Mansion, volunteers say that they are already dealing with the danger of caring for the homeless with symptoms of COVID-19, and they don't want to have to worry about another threat while they volunteer their time.

"I'm here on my days off, nobody pays me to do this work," said Tadeo. "You know this is, I'm putting myself at risk, I buy these (supplies) with my own money."

After Sunday's incident, Z Mansion has locked their surrounding gates and has two people watching the open entrance to make sure they stay safe.

Tucson Police Department released Tuesday afternoon that a suspect has been arrested in connection to the case. TPD identified the individual as Steven Henry Trejo.

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.

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