Off-Duty Firefighter Prevents Potential Active Shooter at a Walmart in Springfield, MO
The Springfield Police Department says it responded to a call of an active shooter at the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Missouri.
According to a news report, the Springfield Police Department stated that a young white male, appearing to be in his twenties, pulled up to the Walmart, wearing body armor and military clothing. Police say the man had loaded, tactical weapons with more than one hundred rounds of ammunition.
Police then say the man walked into the Walmart: Neighborhood Market where he grabbed a cart and began pushing it around the store, recording himself walking through the store via a cell phone.
The store manager at the Neighborhood Market pulled a fire alarm, urging people to escape the store. Police say the man then made his way out an emergency exit where a former firefighter held the man at gunpoint. At that moment Springfield Police arrived on scene and detained the man.
The Springfield Police Department could not confirm the nature of statements said by the man to those inside of the Walmart, says the report.