Man with concealed carry permit stops potential massacre at Walmart

Man with concealed carry permit stops potential massacre at Walmart
Suspect held at gunpoint until police could arrive. (Image via OzarksFirst)

[Ed. – Guns are evil, and all guns should be confiscated.]

The Springfield Police Department tweeted out Thursday that an armed man was arrested at the Walmart Neighborhood Market on W. Republic Road.

Later, Lt. Mike Lucas with Springfield Police confirmed it was a white man in his 20s, armed with a rifle that was taken into custody.

“His intent was not to cause peace or comfort to anybody that was in the business. In fact, he’s lucky to be alive still to be honest,” he told reporters.

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Lucas said Thursday evening that no shots were fired and nobody was injured. However, the man is still in custody.

We definitely have some crimes here,” he said.

According to Lt. Lucas, an off duty fireman who was at the Walmart is to thank in some part for the young man’s arrest.

For now, investigators will review both the Walmart security footage and the armed 20-year-old’s social media profiles.

(h/t Ryan Saavedra)

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