Man Accused of Holding 11 National Guard Members at Gunpoint

According to reports, an Arizona man was arrested in West Texas for holding 11 National Guard members at gunpoint who were en route to transport the COVID-19 vaccines.

Larry Harris, 66, allegedly tailed three National Guard vans and later told police he suspected a woman and child were kidnapped and held in one of the vans. Harris managed to stop the convoy and told them he was a detective. He then ordered the National Guard members, 11 in total, out of the vehicles and demanded to search them.

When authorities arrived at the scene, they described Harris as speaking erratically and wasn’t immediately clear about his motives for carrying out the kidnapping.

According to AP, Harris was “arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful restraint of 11 National Guard members, unlawful carrying of a weapon, impersonating a public servant, and interference with Texas military forces. He remained jailed Tuesday on $44,000 bond and had a federal hold on his custody.”


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