Two people have been arrested and a firearm with a 60-round magazine was recovered near the Everman High School football stadium following a threat at Friday night’s return game, authorities said.
According to the Everman Police Department, an off-duty Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office deputy received a “credible clue” that someone was going to the game “with the intent to use a firearm” that he had obtained earlier in the day.
The game started around 7 p.m. at JE Marr Stadium near South Race Street and Oak Grove Shelby Road.
“It is obvious that this individual was coming to do harm,” the department wrote on Facebook.
Officers found a car matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle traveling southbound on Race Street and made a ‘high risk stop’ which ended at the gate of the stadium’s east entrance, the police said. police.
Three people inside the car were arrested – a 17-year-old, an 18-year-old and a 10-year-old.
An “AR pistol” and a 60-round magazine were also recovered from the car, police said.
The 10-year-old was released to a parent, but the 18- and 17-year-olds were arrested and each faces a charge of unlawfully carrying a firearm in prohibited places, according to the sheriff’s office.
The office declined to identify them, citing the ongoing investigation.
No additional information was immediately available.