A man has been arrested and charged with possession of a prohibited weapon after an investigation by SAPD and ATF found some type of devices inside a Live Oak house, according to Live Oak Police Chief Dan Pue.
21-year-old Jett Garcia has been charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, a third degree felony, as well as possession of a hoax bomb, a Class A misdemeanor.
San Antonio Police had received an anonymous tip about a person who may be attempting to develop explosives. The suspect was found to live on the 11800 block of Rainey Meadow Lane in Live Oak.
After contacting him, a search of the home was conducted and possible explosive materials were located inside the home. SAPD ordinance disposal officers were on scene evaluating the situation. ATF was called in as well. It was determined that certain chemicals were present in the home, but not mixed into an explosive. The materials were seized and the subject was taken in for questioning by SAPD.
SAFD PIO Joe Arrington says they also sent their Medical Special Operations Unit at the request of Live Oak Fire Dept. but have since cleared the scene.
According to the city of San Antonio website, this team is " specially trained Paramedics that provide advanced medical life support in situations such as Weapons of Mass Destruction events, tactical/medical rescue for SWAT operations, hazardous materials exposure, and helicopter rescue operations."
It is unknown at this time if charges have been filed. The area is safe and residents that could have been possibly affected by the material were contacted at the time of the incident.