A 19-year-old has been arrested for sending a mass shooting threat to a Texas church during a Sunday morning worship service.
The Liberty Police Department arrested Brady Michael Martinez of Kountze on Sunday afternoon on “Charges of Terroristic Threat” after he posted the mass shooting threat on Open House Ministries’ Facebook page during their livestream.
“Martinez will be transported back to Liberty County where he will face these charges. There is expected to be charges coming in Hardin County as well for a similar incident on the same day,” the Liberty Police Department said in a statement posted on its Facebook page Monday.
In an earlier statement, the police department said they had conducted a “Terroristic Threat Investigation” connected to the threat Martinez sent to the church.
“Initial investigation determined that a male identified as 19 year old from Kountze, Texas area made a comment on Facebook during a church service live stream causing a scare,” authorities said in an earlier statement.
“Officers with the city of Liberty Police Department and surrounding agencies arrived on scene and determined there was no active threat to the church members or public.”
In a video posted on their Facebook page Sunday, Open House Ministries commended both their own building security team and the response of the local police department in the situation.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski