Seguin police stop man with a loaded gun walking into a church

Posted at 1:57 PM, Dec 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-30 14:57:50-05
PHOTO: Person holding a pistol, Photo Date: 3/21/2012 (Image License Photo: Pixabay)


Officers with the Seguin police department are being credited for stopping a man with a loaded gun, heading into a church.

In a Facebook post, officers stated they responded to 2400 W. Kingsbury Street in reference to a man carrying what was believed to be a handgun.

A Seguin police department officer, who was off-duty at the time, was the first on the scene and saw an oddly dressed male wearing tactical style clothing, a surgical face shield, carrying a loaded firearm and extra ammunition.

Seguin police say the suspect, identified as 33- year-old Tony Albert was allegedly walking to a church to fulfill what he called “a prophecy.”

Albert was arrested at the scene and transported to the Guadalupe County Jail. He was booked in for possession of marijuana and felon in possession of a firearm.

Police say a Seguin resident saw the man and decided to call police because something appeared out of the ordinary. Investigators said if the resident didn’t call 911, the situation could have ended differently.

On Sunday, December 30, 2018, just before 7:00 am, officers responded to the 2400 W. Kingsbury St. in reference to a…

Posted by Seguin Police Department on Sunday, December 30, 2018