Stephen L. Morris, Special Agent in Charge of the Houston Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announces the arrest of 19-year-old Patrick Joseph Hudson. Agents and officers of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), along with Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies and Katy Independent School District (ISD) Police officers, arrested Hudson at his residence without incident on October 2, 2012.
Charges were filed against Hudson through the Harris County District Attorney’s Office for making a terrorist threat. The charge is a third-degree felony in the state of Texas.
On October 2, 2012, the FBI received a tip from a concerned citizen that an individual in an Internet chat room was making threatening comments regarding a school shooting that was to take place somewhere around the Katy, Texas area. Agents and officers worked expeditiously to mitigate the threat. The threat did not specify a particular school but referenced elementary school children.
Hudson appeared in court this morning. Bond was set at $100,000. This case was investigated by agents and officers with the FBI JTTF, with assistance from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Katy ISD Police Department, the United States Attorney’s Office, and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.