Kemah police have a Sugar Land man in custody, accused of causing the lockdown at a local Walmart.

 

 

35-year old Mehrzad Malekzadeh is charged with terroristic threats and hoax bomb, both class A misdemeanors.  He was transferred to the Galveston county jail on a $5,000 bond.

 

 

Kemah Police were called around 9am Saturday to the store on FM 518 and Highway 146.  A suspicious man was seen wearing a mask and holding a knife in a car. 

 

 

Officers found the vehicle unoccupied, but arrested the man when he returned.   Police say several unknown devices were found in his pockets and attached to him.

 

 

The bomb squad cleared the scene about five hours later.  No one was hurt.

 

 

According to our TV partner Local-2, Malekzadeh was charged in Harris County for another bizarre incident in 2012, when he was arrested and charged with trespassing after he was located near some railroad tracks and told officers he was trying to bury argon.