Azeez Al-Ghazian, 29, a Saudi national from Fort Worth, TX, is in custody after authorities found counterfeit military identification documents and weapons in his wrecked truck behind Hurst shopping center, which prompted authorities to evacuate it.
I wonder if that is anywhere near Fort Hood?
Star Tribune Initially, authorities believed the military documents were real, prompting authorities to summon an explosives team and a bomb-sniffing dog to inspect the vehicle. No explosive devices were found.
Hurst police received a call of a suspicious vehicle. “When officers arrived, the vehicle looked like it had been in a wreck,” said Hurst Police Chief Steve Moore. In the vehicle, officers spotted what they thought looked like military documents, a shotgun, a rifle and an air rifle. “When we contacted military officials, they advised that the vehicle be swept,” said Hurst police Sgt. Craig Teague.
Authorities closed down the shopping center for more than five hours as agents with the FBI, Naval Criminal Investigation Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrived on the scene to investigate. As authorities were on the scene, Al-Ghaziani stepped out of a backdoor to his cleaners business in the shopping center. (So he also had access to chemicals which could have been used in an attack) He apparently had been asleep in the business, where he had been living, Hurst police said.