Armed man with tactical gear headed towards church to "fulfill prophecy" arrested

Seguin Police arrested a man wearing tactical clothing, surgical face shield and carrying a loaded handgun with extra ammunition Sunday. 

Tony Dwayne Albert II,33, of Houston was apprehended around 7 a.m. along 2400 W. Kingsbury Street. Seguin PIO Tanya Brown said, when questioned he said he was allegedly in route to fulfill what he called a prophecy. She tributes the arrest to concerned citizens who saw Albert and called 911.

"I want to encourage other residents when you see something regardless of what it is to notify law enforcement and let us go out and see if it's something," Brown said.

The Jimenez family detailed the terrifying moment Albert walked into their restaurant. Gabriela Jimenez said he walked in and went straight to the restroom. After about 30 minutes her son went to knock on the bathroom door. When Albert came out she said he had sunglasses and a surgical mask on and began pacing back and forth.

Jimenez said he asked her and her daughter about directions to a Baptist church. He insisted her 18-year-old daughter show him where to find one but she told him she had to stay and work. Jimenez suggested he search down the road.

"We tried to maintain our cool,” Jimenez said. "He didn't get physical with us or anything but as he walking out that's when we noticed that he had that gun in his hand."

Jimenez said many thoughts passed through her head like the safety of her children and tragic shooting that happened in Sutherland Springs in 2017.

"We locked the door and I called 911 and they came and arrested him just down the road," Jimenez said.

Three Seguin officers made the arrest without incident. Albert is originally from Houston and investigators don't know what ties if any he has to Seguin. He's been charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Marijuana. The Texas Rangers, FBI and ATF will be investigating his motives.

Albert's criminal history dates back to 2009. He has a felony charge for attempting to take a peace officer's weapon.

He's currently booked into the Guadalupe County Jail on a $100,000 bond.