Texas man arrested over alleged plans for mass shooting at Walmart

Law enforcement officials have arrested a Texas man who they say was planning amass casualty event,” possibly at a Walmart.

Coleman Thomas Blevins, 28, of Kerrville, was arrested Fridayon a warrant for a Terroristic Threat to Create Public Fear of Serious Bodily Injury,” 根据 a news release from the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO).
Multiple agencies worked together for a week to intercept and foil the plan for an attack on the public, 发布说, including the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division, 联邦调查局, the Kerrville Police Department and the US Secret Service.
      Authorities searched Blevins' home and said they found items including firearms and ammunition.

      Through the period of investigation, KCSO investigators made contact and conversed with Mr. Blevins, confirmed his affiliation and (他的) networking with extremist ideologies,” 警长办公室说.
        On May 27th, KCSO Special Operations Division intercepted a message indicating that Blevins was preparing to proceed with a mass shooting. In the message, 先生. Blevins made a specific threat that included WalMart. Working with the FBI, KCSO Investigators confirmed Mr. Blevinscapability of following through with the threat and moved immediately to arrest him,” 它说.
          After Blevins’ 逮捕, authorities searched his home and said they found various items including firearms and ammunition.
          In that warrant service, firearms, 弹药, electronic evidence, concentrated THC, and radical ideology paraphernalia, including books, 标志, and handwritten documents were seized. 先生. Blevins is currently on active felony probation and is prohibited from possessing firearms,” the news release from the sheriff’s office said.

          Authorities may seek federal charges

          Blevins was booked in the Kerr County jail, where he remains on a $ 250,000 键, 根据当局.
          CNN has not determined whether Blevins has a lawyer.
          The FBI or other federal authorities may seek federal charges in this case,” 新闻稿说.
            This case reminds us that we need to always be vigilant. Many think ‘that can’t happen here’, and it was well on the way to happening,” said Sheriff Larry Leitha in the news release.

            Our investigators did outstanding work in this case, and possibly saved many lives. The plot interrupted in this case is unthinkable. We appreciate the assistance of all our law enforcement partners, including the FBI, DPS, KPD, and Secret Service. We’d like to remind the publicif you see something, say something. The KCSO, working with other law enforcement professionals, will continue to stop threats to our community, and bring those responsible to prosecution.

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