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FBI agents raid home in Horizon City to make arrest in Walmart threats case

An FBI agent can be seen near flashing lights along Henrick Street in Horizon at the scene of a raid.

HORIZON CITY, Texas -- Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, assisted by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, raided a home in Horizon late Friday night and arrested a man, officials told ABC-7.

The raid resulting in the arrest of 29-year-old Alex Barron of Horizon City was tied to a threat leveled against Walmart stores in El Paso, the FBI confirmed Saturday.

An FBI agent told ABC-7 that authorities executed a search warrant and Barron was being charged with making online threats. He was set to appear before a federal judge on those charges come Monday.

The raid took place along Henrick Drive, a dimly lit street of residences. An ABC-7 crew observed agents in tactical gear alongside SUVs and an armored vehicle near the home that was the target of law enforcement activity.

Witnesses told ABC-7 they heard FBI agents announce themselves as they arrived to serve the warrant at the home.

Neighbors also said the couple who owned the home had lived there for at least 20 years, and had grown children with spouses who also were at the residence.

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.


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