Chaos erupted at a Georgia Walmart Monday morning after a domestic dispute involving a knife-wielding man sparked rumors of an active shooter. The suspect, who is now in police custody, never had a gun in his possession, Marietta Police Officer Chuck McPhilamy told Business Insider.
The incident happened at a Walmart store on Cobb Parkway in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta. The store called police at 7:48 a.m. Monday to request help with a “domestic dispute,” McPhilamy said.
Minutes later, the suspect grabbed a knife from the sporting goods department, unwrapped it from its packaging, and waved it at Walmart employees who work in loss prevention, he said. The store initiated an evacuation, and in a “tragic miscommunication,” a worker… Business Insider