Texas father averts potential mass shooting
Believe it or not, not all Texas news stories these days start with reports of shootings, number of dead and wounded, etc. This one was handled pretty well, with the help of a worried father and a police department with some good programs in place.
"Police in Texas said they have foiled another potential mass shooting in the state after they received a call from a concerned father detailing his son's plans to "kill many people."
The Fort Worth Police Department said they received a tip-off that the 27-year-old son was planning on carrying out an attack similar to the one which occurred in Midland and Odessa last month which left seven people dead and a further 22 injured.
The father said his son had withdrawn between $600 and $700 in order to purchase guns. After failing background checks, the 27-year-old, whose name has not been made public, then attempted to purchase a firearm off the street, reports NBCDFW.
Officers said that they had interacted with the suspect before and were aware he suffers from severe mental health issues. He was later located just west of downtown Fort Worth and taken into custody."