Heavily Armed Man In Body Armor Arrested After Walking Into Atlanta Grocery Store

Written by on March 25, 2021

ATLANTA (AP) — Police arrested a person who walked into an Atlanta grocery retailer with 5 weapons and physique armor on Wednesday, simply days after a mass taking pictures at a Colorado grocery store, authorities stated.

Police have been known as shortly after 1:30 p.m. to the Atlantic Station Publix the place the supervisor informed them an armed man had entered the shop and headed straight to the lavatory, police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant stated.

“A witness noticed the male and alerted retailer administration, who then notified police,” Grant informed The Atlanta Journal-Structure.

Officers noticed the person depart the lavatory and rapidly held him for questioning. In line with police, his weapons included two lengthy weapons and three pistols, all of which have been hid.

Police recognized the person as Rico Marley, 22, and stated he has been charged with reckless conduct, the newspaper reported. Police are nonetheless working to find out why he had so many weapons inside the shop.

Investigators stated the person is present process a psychiatric analysis.

A number of police automobiles have been parked at Atlantic Station as officers continued their investigation.

Atlantic Drive, a essential avenue working in entrance of the shop, was closed to visitors. Consumers have been being turned away as they approached the grocery retailer, however there have been nonetheless loads of individuals milling concerning the open-air mall.

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