Hurst police arrested a Fort Worth man, who is being investigated after authorities found guns and possible forged government documents inside his vehicle at a strip mall in Hurst.
There has only been a trickle of customers at Yvonne Venage’s nail salon in Hurst, after a chaotic early morning at the end of the strip mall that scared everyone away.
“My boyfriend called and stated that the guy in the cleaners is having issues.”
Police arrested Azeez Al-Ghaziani, who owns the dry cleaning business in the Mayflower Place Shopping Center. Authorities say he was asleep inside the business when a bomb squad was called out after receiving a tip to inspect Al-Ghaziani’s wrecked out Chevy pickup for potential explosives. The center was evacuated, worrying people showing up for work.
“We were just across the street and the bomb squad said if we run, then you need to move back,” Sara Hilton said.
No explosives were found, but authorities say the former soldier did have several guns and possible counterfeit military documents. Officers continued to search the dry cleaning business into the evening hours Tuesday. Those working nearby say the man may have been having financial and marital issues.
“He was always yelling at someone on the phone in a language that I didn’t understand,” Venage said.