Suspect 28 planning mass shootings in Walmart is arrested after police find gun ammunition and radical paraphernalia

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Man, 28, is arrested for ‘planning mass shooting in terrorist attack on Texas Walmart’ as police find guns, ammunition and radical paraphernalia in his home

  • Coleman Thomas Blevins, 28, has been arrested after authorities said he had plans to carry out a mass shooting at a Walmart
  • Blevins made a specific threat that led to his arrest
  • His home was searched and delegates confiscated firearms, ammunition, electronic evidence, concentrated THC and radical ideology paraphernalia
  • Blevins is being held in the Kerr County Jail on $ 250,000 bail

Coleman Thomas Blevins, 28, has been arrested after authorities said he had plans to carry out a mass shooting at a Walmart

Coleman Thomas Blevins, 28, has been arrested after authorities said he had plans to carry out a mass shooting at a Walmart

A Texas man has been arrested after authorities thwarted his plan to shoot at a Walmart.

Coleman Thomas Blevins, 28, was brought to the attention of police in Kerville, northwest of San Antonio, after he intercepted a message allegedly detailing his plans to carry out the disaster at a local supermarket.

Several weapons, a number of ammunition clips and boxes of ammunition were found along with “radical ideological paraphernalia” all of which were found in the suspect’s home by the FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Blevins was arrested Friday under a terrorist threat warrant and remains in custody.

During a search of his home, police found several handwritten documents and electronic evidence describing the plot.

Blevin's home was searched and officers seized firearms, ammunition, electronic evidence, concentrated THC and paraphernalia for radical ideologies, including Confederate flags

Blevins’ house was searched and delegates confiscated firearms, ammunition, electronic evidence, concentrated THC and radical ideology paraphernalia, including Confederate flags

“This case reminds us that we must always be vigilant. Many think ‘that can’t happen here,’ and it was well on its way,” Sheriff Larry Leitha said.

Together with THC, ‘radical’ books and flags of the South and the Middle East were found.

A user on Twitter identified the flags as a Sonnenrad flag used by Nazi Germany, a Confederate flag, a Saudi Arabia flag, and a Russian Orthodox cross flag.

Blevins was already on probation for a crime and was not allowed to have firearms. He is being held in the Kerr County Jail on $ 250,000 bail.

“Our detectives have done an excellent job in this case, potentially saving many lives. The plot interrupted in this case is unthinkable.

“We appreciate the help of all our law enforcement partners, including the FBI, DPS, KPD and the Secret Service,” Leitha said.

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