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18-Wheeler Smashes Into Texas Government Building In Likely ‘Criminal Act,’ Multiple People Injured: Police

  A suspect is in custody after allegedly ramming an 18-wheel semi-truck into a   Texas   Department of Public Safety building in Brenham, a...

 A suspect is in custody after allegedly ramming an 18-wheel semi-truck into a Texas Department of Public Safety building in Brenham, according to law enforcement.

The Texas Tribune reported that the driver stole the truck and drove it into the building after he was denied a commercial driver’s license this week.

“I have been briefed and this incident was intentional and done by the suspect who was denied a CDL yesterday,” said Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough. “He returned today with intent to harm. Continued prayers for the DPS staff, troopers and civilians affected.”

Washington County Sheriff Otto Hanak said, “We believe this was a criminal act.”

Texas law enforcement officials said that the Texas Rangers were involved in the investigation and that there was no further threat to the community.

“Today, a horrific tragedy occurred in my hometown of Brenham where an individual driving a stolen 18-wheeler crashed through the local Department of Public Safety (DPS) office,” said State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, (R-Brenham). “Three individuals were life-flighted with critical injuries. Three other patrons were transported to local hospitals in stable condition.”


“DPS reports that no staff suffered serious injury; one staffer had been trapped for a period of time inside the office,” she continued. “According to law enforcement, this appears to be an intentional, criminal act and the Texas Rangers will be leading the investigation. This deliberate, heinous act is a reminder of the dangerous work done by our law enforcement and licensing agencies that work to provide public safety and services. Please join me in praying for the innocent victims and their families at this time.”

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