Beaumont, TX – Beaumont Police have arrested Ahmed Abdalla Allam, a New York man following numerous reports of a suspicious vehicle near St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica School and Temple Emanuel, and investigators seized what they call an AR-15-style assault rifle and ammunition.
The Beaumont Police Department says it responded to numerous reports of a suspicious vehicle, a Toyota Rav 4 with New York license plates, occupied by a lone male, in the area of St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica School and Temple Emanuel. Witnesses say the driver would park across the street and stay for hours, sometimes days at a time. The driver was not cooperative with requests to move to a different location and at times was confrontational.
School officials reached out to Beaumont Police Chief Jimmy Singletary and expressed safety concerns for the students and the staff. Beaumont Police, under the direction of Chief Singletary, conducted directed patrol in the area.
Beaumont Police press release: