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Man Charged with Possession of Weapon at Clements Building

photo courtesy of KUT News.
A man was charged this morning for possessing a weapon after a homemade gun silencer was found in his car in the parking garage of the William P. Clements State Office Building.

A man has been charged in connection with this morning's closure of the William P. Clements State Office building in downtown Austin.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says a 33-year-old man has been arrested and charged with possession of a prohibited weapon. Officials say he had a homemade gun silencer in his car. A state trooper noticed the silencer while doing a routine check of a neighboring parking garage.

The building was reopened just before 9:00 am. Officials are still investigating the incident.