Man Outfitted With Weapons, Body Armor Arrested In Walmart

Elias Hubbard
August 10, 2019

Mr Andreychenko walked inside the Walmart carrying a "tactical rifle" and another gun. He got the body armour from the trunk of his auto and put it on before grabbing a shopping cart and walking into the store, according to the statement.

Police are investigating after an "armed individual" was arrested at a Missouri Walmart Neighborhood Market on Thursday evening. One was the Walmart manager who directed an employee to pull the fire alarm to alarm shoppers of the incident. An off-duty firefighter held the man at gunpoint until police could arrive and detain him. Police found 100 rounds of ammunition on the 20-year old.

Less than a week after 22 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, a man was arrested after allegedly walking into a Missouri Walmart while "heavily armed", police said.

An undated photo of 20-year-old Dmitriy Andreychenko. Just mere hours later, another gunman, suspected to be Connor Betts killed nine in Dayton, Ohio's nightlife district - including his sister.

Carrying an assault rifle in public is not necessarily a crime, Mr Wampler told The News-Leader. His motive is unknown at this time. "This was a reckless act created to scare people, disrupt our business and it put our associates and customers at risk", said LeMia Jenkins, Walmart's director of national media relations, in a statement.

Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson said he's thankful nobody was injured. "We are working with the authorities however we can and we appreciate their quick response that prevented this situation from escalating further".

To meet the criteria of that more elevated offense, Missouri law says a person must have "the goal of frightening ten or more people or causing the evacuation, quarantine or closure of any portion of a building, inhabitable structure, place of assembly or facility of transportation"-in addition to knowingly communicate a threat or false report involving danger of life".

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