Breaking News
More () »

All clear given after heavy police presence at Uvalde motel, police say

Highway 90 East was closed due to an ongoing threat, according to a Facebook post.
Credit: Constable Emmanuel Zamora Facebook page
Highway 90 in Uvalde closed temporarily for heavy police presence

UVALDE, Texas — A heavy police presence was reported at a motel in Uvalde, according to a Facebook post made by Uvalde Police at around 11:54 a.m. Tuesday.

Police were dispatched to the Hampton Inn located in the 2700 block of East Main Street for reports of a terroristic threat.

Uvalde Police said that a suspect, later identified as Jason Guerra, 21, reportedly made threatening comments that he'd use a weapon on the premises. Officers and other responding agencies, including both the Texas Rangers and Texas Department of Public Safety, began negotiations by telephone while trying to determine his exact location.

It was discovered that he was in another state, so police contacted the authorities in that state, where Guerra was subsequently arrested for outstanding local warrants.

Guerra will also be facing additional charges of terroristic threat.

The motel was shut down due to the threat, but re-opened shortly after, according to Constable Emmanuel Zamora.

This is a developing story. Watch for updates at KENS5.com.

Learn more about KENS 5:

Since going on the air in 1950, KENS 5 has strived to be the best, most trusted news and entertainment source for generations of San Antonians.

KENS 5 has brought numerous firsts to South Texas television, including being the first local station with a helicopter, the first with its own Doppler radar and the first to air a local morning news program.

Over the years, KENS 5 has worked to transform local news. Our cameras have been the lens bringing history into local viewers' homes. We're proud of our legacy as we serve San Antonians today.

Today, KENS 5 continues to set the standard in local broadcasting and is recognized by its peers for excellence and innovation. The KENS 5 News team focuses on stories that really matter to our community.

You can find KENS 5 in more places than ever before, including KENS5.com, the KENS 5 app, the KENS 5 YouTube channel, KENS 5's Roku and Fire TV apps, and across social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more!

Want to get in touch with someone at KENS 5? You can se

Paid Advertisement

Before You Leave, Check This Out