"His intent was not to cause peace or comfort to anybody that was in the business," Lt. Mike Lucas with the Springfield Police Department said.
An off-duty firefighter who had a firearm on him truly acted as an angel in disguise as he stopped a potential attack from taking place at a Walmart in Missouri, reports Daily Wire. A 20-year-old man reportedly showed up at the store a rifle, body armor, and over 100 rounds of ammunition. "His intent was not to cause peace or comfort to anybody that was in the business," Lt. Mike Lucas with the Springfield Police Department said. "In fact, he’s lucky to be alive still to be honest." Although it's not yet clear what the man's intent was, Lucas said, "We definitely have some crimes here."
BREAKING: Good Guy With Gun Stops Potential Attack At Walmart After Man Shows Up With Rifle, Body Armor https://t.co/KsTYi5qphB— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) August 9, 2019
Lucas also added that there may have been a Facebook live posted by the suspect, adding that the law enforcement officials are conducting an investigation and looking through the suspect's social media. KOLR news anchor Heather Lewis Tweeted: 20-year-old man with rifle, handgun & body armor arrested at Walmart on Republic. SFD Police say he had 100+ rounds of ammunition. Off-duty firefighter with concealed-carry gun held him at gunpoint until officers arrived about 3 minutes later.
#BREAKING 20-year-old man with rifle,handgun & body armor arrested at Walmart on Republic.— Heather Lewis (@HeatherLewisTV) August 8, 2019
SFD Police say he had 100+ rounds of ammunition. Off-duty firefighter with concealed carry gun held him at gunpoint until officers arrived about 3 minutes later:https://t.co/T4y26bLYuB
The Springfield Police Department released a statement that read: At approximately 4:10 p.m. Springfield Police Officers were dispatched to 3150 W. Republic Rd. to a Walmart Neighborhood Market. An armed white male in his twenties was detained by an armed off-duty fireman until officers arrived on scene and took the suspect into custody. No injuries were reported and no shots were fired. At this time, the investigation is on-going and we are working to determine his motives.
Strange statement by police "His intent was not to cause peace or comfort to anybody that was in the business," Lt. Mike Lucas with the Springfield Police Department said. "In fact, he’s lucky to be alive still to be honest."— Timothy Atkins (@TimotheosAtkins) August 9, 2019
This incident comes just a couple of days after a massacre at a Walmart in El Paso that killed nearly two dozen people. The attack has sparked the latest round of calls for gun control from the media and Democrat Party, demanding an "assault weapons ban" and more "background checks." Justin Diorio commented on social media: Sure does seem strange that shooters are targeting Walmart people. Doesn’t seem to line up.
This is the same mentality as Trump fomenting a slaughterhouse society to create more opportunity for guns and photo ops. 👍🏼— Bougie Muffin (@refinedmess) August 9, 2019
Maxwell Bird commented: Congrats you held a man at gunpoint for breaking 0 laws in the state of Missouri. Was he doing it for the wrong reasons? Probably. But the fact of the matter is he did not brandish a weapon in an aggressive Manor. He was open carrying a weapon, which is legal. The only laws broken I see are illegally detaining someone and a manager pulling a fire alarm. Carol Ann Ables wrote: Sounds like every Walmart needs armed security at its entrance.
Of course the fake news media isn’t reporting this! Where was this guy in Dayton and El Paso? Where have a the good guys with guns gone? How do I tell the difference between a good guy with a gun and a bad guy with a gun?— Pooping Trump (@PoopingTrump) August 9, 2019
Laurie Schellinger posted: Thank goodness a good guy with a gun was there to prevent this domestic terrorist from hurting or killing innocent people! With so much in the news about gun control.... a criminal does not follow laws, and will find and buy a gun if they want. Plain and simple. Randy Franklin added: Anybody wants to bet me that the leftists and MSM will claim this was all staged by Republicans to counter their push for more gun restrictions?
Citizens must help themselves.The Police r busy an not always nearby. Wit the failure of Katrina re New Orleans, LA riots Mayor of Baltimore few yrs back saying let the rioters vent. Portland holding back Police on Antifa. Ferguson etc. Law abiding Citizens need 2A more than ever— morg (@morgnaples) August 9, 2019