Pilot Threatens to Crash Plane Into Tupelo Walmart

A pilot circling over Tupelo, Mississippi on Saturday, September 3, threatened to crash the airplane into a store, police said.

Video shared to Twitter by Brandon Hankins shows a plane circling over Tupelo.

In a Facebook post, the Tupelo Police Department said the pilot was threatening to crash the airport into a Walmart store on West Main Street in Tupelo.

The department said it was in direct contact with the pilot, and had worked with the store to evacuate people and disperse them “as much as possible.”

“With the mobility of an airplane of that type the danger zone is much larger than even Tupelo,” the department said, adding that it may be a Beechcraft King Air turboprop aircraft.

This is a developing story. Credit: Brandon Hankins via Storyful

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