2 arrested after scare at local Whataburger; weapon found in car

Published: Sep. 22, 2019 at 10:35 PM CDT
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Two people were arrested early Sunday morning after a scare that left a Killeen Whataburger on lockdown.

According to Killeen police, officers were sent to the restaurant on Trimmier Road just before 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

When they arrived, officers were told there was a person in a silver Hyundai Accent who brandished a weapon at the drive-thru and would not move.

"The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the Hyundai displayed a weapon after witnesses attempted to wake up the driver," police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez said in a press release Monday.

"Officers attempted to contact the occupants of the vehicle and they failed to comply. The Tactical Response Unit was deployed to the scene and several commands were made to wake up the driver," she said.

Video posted to social media shows officers with their guns drawn and giving orders to the two men inside the car.

"Occupants in the vehicle, this is the Killeen Police Department. Let me see your hands," an officer can be heard commanding.

Eventually, Miramontez said, "the vehicle slowly rolled northbound and hit a curb, coming to a stop."

The two men got out of the vehicle and were arrested without incident.

Witnesses say they were locked inside the Whataburger for almost two hours.

Police confirm a weapon and marijuana was found in the car.

The names of the two men were not released.

No other details were released.