Police arrested a man in Texas who allegedly planned a mass shooting at a Wal-mart on Sunday, narrowly heading off a major tragedy over the holiday weekend.
Coleman Blevins, 28, was arrested Friday.
“Stay vigilant, Kerr County. Our Office, other local law enforcement departments, and federal law enforcement work every day to keep our community safe. You can help by always being aware. If you see something, say something,” the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office wrote Sunday on Facebook.
The statement noted Blevins was on active felony probation and prohibited from possessing firearms. A search of his home revealed extremist materials.
“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.
“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 public – if 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.”