Armed Man in Body Armor Arrested at Missouri Walmart After Firefighter Holds Him at Gunpoint

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Police are investigating after an "armed individual" was arrested at a Missouri Walmart Neighborhood Market on Thursday evening.

The incident happened at 3150 W. Republic Rd., according to a Facebook post from the Springfield Police Department.

Police said the man was wearing body armor and military fatigues when he walked into the store around 4:30 p.m., according to a report from KYTV. He was carrying a rifle, roughly 100 rounds of ammunition and was walking around the store recording video with a cellphone.

"His intent was not to cause peace or comfort ... He's lucky he's alive still, to be honest," Lt. Mike Lucas told KYTV.

A store manager pulled the fire alarm to evacuate shoppers in the store, the report states. An off-duty firefighter held the man at gunpoint until police could arrive and detain him.

Police said no shots were fired and no one was injured. They said they do not believe there is a threat to the public at this time but continue to investigate his motive.


  • Bob Stevens

    Gun laws only disarm good people and make everyone into targets.
    Firefighter with a conceal carry stopped this guy.

  • fortisveritas

    DORKHORSE6669 said: โ€œA knife is a thousand times easier to stop than a bullet.โ€

  • fortisveritas

    What? A good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun? This is really going to disappoint DORKHORSE6669 and J@DSwhatver/INTERESTED AMERICAN/PENNSYLTUCKY. They much rather would have seen another mass shoo.ting so they can rant some more.

  • fortisveritas

    The โ€˜Impossible Whopperโ€™ story has more prominence on this site than this story does.


  • fortisveritas

    WNEP โ€“ A news station where a school superintendent and a veggie burger share time in the headlines for days, but when a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun the story lives about as long as a mayfly.

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