The man with the pellet gun triggers a short blockade, raided by the police in the center of Uvalde

Police spoke to the man after he caused concern for some in the South Texas city.

SAN ANTONIO – Reports of a suspicious person walking through downtown Uvalde with what appeared to be a long gun caused nearby businesses and schools to go into lockdown Thursday afternoon.

An early warning was shared by Emmanuel Zamora, the Uvalde County agent for District 6, just before 5pm on Facebook. According to a 5:28 p.m. update, police officers “made contact” with the man and confirmed the weapon was in fact a pellet gun.

A blurry photo shared with KENS 5 by a Uvalde resident shows a man walking around with what could be mistaken for a rifle or other long gun.

It is not known whether the unidentified man threatened anyone with a pellet gun, and it is not clear whether he would have been charged even if he was carrying a rifle, which is generally legal to do in public in the state of Texas.


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