KEMAH (April 20, 2014) Mehrzad Malekzadeh, 36, of Sugar Land, will undergo a mental evaluation after police arrested him following a bomb scare that forced officers to lock down a Walmart store in southeast of Houston for hours while an explosives squad and FBI technicians deployed.
Officers found Malekzadeh in the parking lot of the store at around 9 a.m. Saturday in Kemah.
He had devices on his body, as well as a non-working pipe bomb and other suspicious objects in his car.
Details about the devices weren’t disclosed, but none of the materials proved to be hazardous.
Malekzadeh was arrested for making terroristic threats involving a fake bomb.
Authorities kept the Walmart closed with shoppers and employees inside for about four hours while they investigated.
Anxious relatives and friends watched nearby.