POSTED: Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 2:19pm
UPDATED: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 12:35pm
McAllen, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — On Wednesday, August 7th, in the evening hours Zack William Horton, 37, walked into the McAllen Police Department asking to be photographed at the McAllen Public Safety facilities with his assault rifle.
Horton was informed that the building is a government facility and warned that weapons were not allowed on the grounds and asked to leave the premises.
A short time later, Horton returned and was detained by an officer as he exited his vehicle. He then declared that he had a knife in his waistband and a loaded high powered rifle.
The officer asked him to step away from his vehicle, which Horton ignored, causing the officer to draw his weapon and being able to arrest Horton.
In the search of Horton's vehicle the officer found the loaded rifle, a high capacity magazine loaded with ammunition, a around in the firing position and 65 rounds of ammunition.
Horton was charged with carrying a weapon on places where weapons are prohibited and given a $25,000 bond.
Photos courtesy of McAllen PD