Seguin Police Department

Seguin police are crediting an observant witness and quick police action for stopping a potentially deadly event.

A witness reported seeing a man carrying a gun about 7 a.m. on Sunday in the 2400 block of West Kingsbury Street, Seguin Police spokesperson Tanya Brown said in a news release.

An off-duty SPD officer was the first on the scene and "observed an oddly dressed male wearing tactical style clothing, a surgical face shield, carrying a loaded firearm and extra ammunition,” she said.

Officers made contact with the man, who was later identified as 33-year-old Tony Albert. He reportedly told officers he was on his way to a church to “fulfill ... a prophecy,” Brown said.

Albert was taken to the Guadalupe County Jail for possession of marijuana and felony possession of a firearm.

“This morning, the Seguin Police Department is extremely grateful to the citizen who called police,” Brown said. “If this subject was not stopped and apprehended the results could have ended differently.”

The incident remains under investigation.

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(2) comments

Dian

Wow, good looking out neighbors. Stay safe SPD.

JWard

I read that he was looking for "the nearest Baptist church." Not sure if that would have been his best choice for a target. Many Baptists that I know are packing!

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