One adult, one teenager and one juvenile were detained en route to the Everman High School homecoming game. Inside the vehicle, there was an “AR-15 pistol and a 60-round magazine.”
Earlier this evening, the Everman Police Department received information from a Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office Deputy regarding a credible and potentially imminent threat at the Everman High School Homecoming Football Game.
The information was that an individual was currently on his way to the Homecoming Game with the intent of utilizing a firearm in which he had obtained earlier today.
Heavy law enforcement presence already existed at the game; however, additional personnel were quickly dispatched to assist.
A short time later, Everman Police Officers observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle traveling southbound on Race St towards the Everman High School football stadium.
Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle, which came to a stop at the east gate entrance to the stadium. Officers detained three individuals from inside of the vehicle and recovered an AR Pistol and a 60-round magazine.
It is evident that this individual was coming to do harm. The quick thinking and action by the Tarrant County Deputy who shared the information and the attentiveness and responsiveness of the Officers who made the stop saved countless lives this evening.
Their actions prevented any sort of incident at the game. Following this incident, there was no additional threat to those in attendance of the game.
An 18-year-old and a 17-year-old were detained and accused of carrying a gun illegally in a restricted area. A 10-year-old passenger was subsequently released to their parents.