When Hurst police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle Tuesday morning, they ended up in a case that drew the attention of federal agents.
Officers say the man who left his vehicle parked behind his dry cleaning business with a few weapons next to the truck also was in possession of at least one suspicious government ID.
Just after noon, lawmen arrested 29-year-old Azeez Ahmed (also known as Azeez A. Alghaziani) on a state charge of tampering with a government document.
So far, they say all of the weapons found in his truck are legal civilian weapons, not military-style guns as first reported.
Hurst police tell FOX 4 that Ahmed was a former U.S. Army soldier who received a general discharge. However, they did not confirm whether he was a U.S. citizen.
The initial report at 5 a.m. of a seemingly abandoned truck behind his business when investigating officers spotted two soft-sided rifle cases on the ground next to the open driver's side door.
Hurst police called the Fort Worth police bomb squad for help.
When lawmen determined that Ahmed was actually asleep inside his building, they swept the room with a bomb-sniffing dog. No explosives were recovered.
The FBI, Homeland Security, and ATF are now leading the investigation.
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