AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man is facing firearm charges after the Federal Bureau of Investigation received a tip he was planning a mass shooting.
According to a criminal complaint filed with the U.S. District Court, a source told the FBI that Steven Boehle, 50, was showing signs he supported a “sovereign citizen extremist ideology” that holds anti-government views.
The complaint didn’t release any other details about Boehle’s ties to a potential shooting, but it did say he attempted to buy a gun multiple times in the Austin area but was denied because of his criminal history.
Last week, Austin police and several other agencies got a search warrant for Boehle’s apartment on St. John’s Avenue, related to a narcotics investigation.
They say they seized three guns and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
The FBI is now asking Boehle be detained and held without bond.