Man arrested for allegedly planning Texas mass shooting at Walmart
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A Texas man was arrested Friday after law enforcement intercepted a message indicating that he was planning to proceed with a mass shooting at a Walmart, police said.
"Coleman Thomas Blevins, age 28, of Kerrville, was arrested by the KCSO Special Operations Division in the 1000 block of Junction Highway on Friday, May 28th, on a warrant for a Terroristic Threat to Create Public Fear of Serious Bodily Injury.
During the investigation, KCSO investigators spoke with Blevins and confirmed his affiliation and networking with extremist ideologies, the statement read.
The KCSO Special Operations Division intercepted a message indicating that Blevins was "preparing to proceed with a mass shooting ," officials said, adding that in the message, Blevins made a specific threat that included Walmart.
After the arrest, investigators executed a search warrant at Blevins' home, where they found "firearms, ammunition, electronic evidence, concentrated THC, and radical ideology paraphernalia, including books, flags, and handwritten documents," they said.
Sheriff Larry Leitha said. "The plot interrupted in this case is unthinkable."