18-Wheeler Smashes Into Texas Gov Building In ‘Criminal Act,’ Many Injured

A suspect is in custody after allegedly using an 18-wheel semi-truck to ram into a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) building in Brenham, Texas. According to law enforcement officials, the driver stole the truck and intentionally crashed it into the building after being denied a commercial driver’s license earlier this week.

The incident occurred on Thursday, February 25th, and left several people injured. One person was trapped for a period of time inside the office, according to Washington County Sheriff Otto Hanak. Three individuals were critical and had to be life-flighted to a nearby hospital, while three others were transported in stable condition.

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, who was briefed on the incident, described it as a “horrific tragedy” and confirmed that it was an intentional act. He stated that the suspect had returned to the DPS building with the intent to harm, after being denied a CDL the day before. Keough also requested prayers for the DPS staff, troopers, and civilians who were affected by the incident.

The Texas Rangers, a division of the Texas Department of Public Safety, have been called in to lead the investigation. They have stated that there is no further threat to the community at this time. The motive for the attack is still unclear, but officials believe it was a criminal act.

Local authorities have also confirmed that no staff at the DPS office suffered serious injuries. However, one staff member had been trapped inside the building during the incident. It is unclear if the individual was injured or how long they were trapped for.

State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, who represents Brenham, expressed her shock and sadness over the incident. She called it a “deliberate, heinous act” and urged the community to pray for the victims and their families. Kolkhorst also highlighted the dangers faced by law enforcement and licensing agencies in their efforts to provide public safety and services.

The incident has caused concern and fear among residents of Brenham, a small town with a population of around 16,000 people. Many people have taken to social media to express their shock and offer support for those affected by the incident.

The DPS building, located on Texas Highway 290 West in Brenham, remains closed as the investigation continues. It is unclear when it will reopen, but authorities have assured the public that there is no ongoing threat. The community has rallied together to support the victims and their families, with many offering thoughts, prayers, and donations.

This incident serves as a reminder of the bravery and sacrifices made by law enforcement officials every day to ensure public safety.


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