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Amarillo Police Respond to Trespassing Call at Hillside Christian Church

Due to the complexity of the church campus additional officers were called to assist. SWAT, APD Negotiators, COPPS, Motors, Detectives, as well as Randall County Sheriff Office, and DPS were on scene to assist.
AMARILLO – At 11:45 a.m., Amarillo Police were called out to the Hillside Christian Church at Hillside and Soncy on a male subject making threats. 

While officers were en route additional information was received that 36-year-old David Michael Stoltz had made some vague threats to employees at the church as well as some delusional/irrational comments that employees felt were cause for concern for their safety. 

Church officials decided to secure the building until officers could arrive, however before officials were able to secure the building Stoltz entered the church. 

Officers secured the perimeter and were preparing to enter the building in attempt to locate the individual. Due to the complexity of the church campus additional officers were called to assist. SWAT, APD Negotiators, COPPS, Motors, Detectives, as well as Randall County Sheriff Office, and DPS were on scene to assist. 

Prior to officers making entry Stoltz was contacted by phone and he told officials that he was in the sanctuary. He was taken into custody without any further incident. 

It is unknown at this time what the connection is between Stoltz and church as to whether he is a member or not. 

Stoltz was arrested and transported to Randall County Jail where he was booked into jail on a charge of Trespassing. 

The incident remains under investigation and additional charges are possible. 

Hillside wrote the following on their Facebook Account.
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