Man in Body Armor Carrying a Rifle Arrested at Missouri Walmart
Aug 10 2019
Police believe the man meant to cause chaos, but they were also working to determine his motives, they told the Springfield News-Leader newspaper.
Andreychenko is being held on requested charges of first-degree terrorist threat, according to online jail records.
Police say Andreychenko also attempted to exit the store but was met by an armed off-duty fireman.
Dmitriy Andreychenko, who was wearing body armour and fatigues, was detained by an armed off-duty firefighter who held him until police arrived, police said. Police said no injuries were reported and no shots were fired.
A heavily armed man has been arrested after walking into a MissouriWalmart with guns, body armor and 100 rounds of ammunition. "In fact, he's lucky to be alive still to be honest".
Security video and the man's social media profiles would be reviewed to try to learn the man's motive and whether he meant to shoot anyone, he said.
Lucas said the suspect would be charged but the exact crimes would be determined later.
A video taken by a witness outside the store shows the suspect with his arms up in the air and what looks like an assault rifle slung around his neck as he's being arrested. "So he certainly had the capability the potential to harm people".
"If he was looking at people in a menacing way or if he was saying something to other customers that was frightening to them - those would be factors" and could result in felony charges, Wampler said.
Missouri is an "open carry" state that allows people to openly carry firearms without a special permit, but there are some restrictions, for example, on convicted felons.
He was also carrying another gun, reports say.
Springfield is about 165 miles (266 kilometers) south of Kansas City, Missouri.