Police arrested a man who walked into a Walmart store wearing a armor, carrying a loaded rifle and 100 bullets in Springfield, Missouri yesterday.
It sparked customer concern in less than a week of two shocking US cases.
No shots were fired in the incident in a Walmart store yesterday and the man’s motive was uncertain, Springfield police said in an online statement.
“A white man armed in his 20s detained an unarmed police officer with a weapon until officers arrived on the scene and detained him,” a statement recounted at about 4.00pm local time in southwest Springfield.
He was arrested after walking into the store with his weapon.
It is unclear whether the man made any threats or committed the crime in Walmart store.
His identity was not published and no arrest information was available.
Police believe the man intended to make a fuss, but they are also investigating his motive.
“The situation is very scary and dangerous,” police said at the scene, adding they were investigating the man’s social media accounts to try to ensure that threats were made.
Arguments about gun safety stemmed from a Texas shooting that killed 22 people at a Walmart El Paso store Saturday, just hours before another case in Dayton, Ohio, claimed the lives of nine people.