HORIZON CITY, Texas (AP) — A 29-year-old Texas man has been arrested, accused of making online threats that included a photo of a weapon and a reference to Walmart, the FBI said Saturday.
The FBI said it received a tip on Thursday evening about a social media post with a picture of a weapon and some of the text reading “#watchoutwalmartimcoming #droplikeflys.”
Alex R. Barron, 29, of Horizon City was identified as the owner of the account, the FBI said. Barron was arrested Friday evening.
Horizon City is located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of El Paso, where a shooter on Aug. 3, 2019, opened fire at a Walmart. Twenty-three people were killed in the attack targeting Latinos, including a man who died last month from his injuries. The suspect in that shooting is awaiting trial.