Tupelo Police Say Pilot Threatens to Crash Plane Into Local Walmart

A pilot threatened to crash an airplane into a store in Tupelo, Mississippi, police said on Saturday, September 3.

In a Facebook post, the Tupelo Police Department said the pilot “is threatening to intentionally crash into Wal Mart [sic] on West Main” in Tupelo. The police 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.

Video posted to social media by Colby Breazeale showed the aircraft circling.

This is a developing story. Credit: Colby Breazeale via Storyful

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