El Paso Police Bust Armed Trump Supporter Lurking Outside Migrant Community Center
A new report revealed on Thursday that a supporter of Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz was detained by police on Wednesday for lurking around a migrant community center while being armed.
According to the Dallas News, the incident is “putting an already grieving city on edge.”
Police spokesman Robert Gomez said Thursday that a 21-year-old “suspicious subject” was “detained and interviewed” before being released. He was reportedly armed with a gun and knife.
He was spotted lurking outside the Casa Carmelita shelter.
“He was sitting in his truck wearing blue latex gloves, and brandishing a knife. Police recovered a loaded gun, ammo, and a bag of white powder from his person,” Casa Carmelita wrote in a Facebook post.
Casa Carmelita took to Facebook after authorities released the man to the public without charges.
“Police stated that the gunman has rights, that they cannot search his truck, and that they have no cause to arrest him. An eyewitness saw him brandishing a gun and attempting to enter our building, women were fleeing down the street, warning neighbors as they ran away. We watched officers removing clips of ammo from his person,” the shelter wrote.
“One officer acknowledged that if they had not arrived when they did, Thomas was likely to have committed acts which would be ‘a different situation’. They released him shortly after, on our block. The number one demographic of mass shooters are young white males.”
— Jascz (@jascz) August 8, 2019