FORT WORTH (AP) – Fort Worth police say a U.S. postal worker faces an aggravated assault charge after bringing a gun to work and ordering co-workers to the ground.READ MORE: 1 Injured, At Least 24 Units Destroyed After Fire At Fort Worth Apartment Complex
Police tell the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that 27-year-old Jason Silmon entered the post office Monday morning armed with a handgun.
Cpl. Tracey Knight, a police spokeswoman, says Silmon then instructed other employees to get on the ground. She says about 11 people working at the time complied. She says that after a few minutes, he put the gun down and waited for police.READ MORE: 'This Is Beyond Bullying': Justice Sought For Plano ISD Boy Allegedly Abused By Haggard Middle School Students
He was in the process of getting booked into jail Monday afternoon. Attorney information was not immediately available. Silmon’s father, Robert Silmon, says his son is not a violent person.
Knight says police are trying to determine what prompted the incident.MORE NEWS: Data Shows 66% Drop In Risk Of Contracting COVID-19 In Dallas County
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