The armed man who walked into a Missouri Walmart store dressed in body armor and fatigues and was detained at gunpoint by an off-duty firefighter is “lucky he’s alive still” considering the situation he created, a police official said.
No shots were fired in the incident that happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday in Springfield, Missouri, a city of around 160,000 in the southwestern part of the state, officials said.
The man who is said to be white and in his 20s was detained by the armed firefighter until police arrived at the Walmart Neighborhood Market, police said in a statement. The man in body armor had been seen pushing a shopping cart and recording video of himself on a cellphone, police told NBC affiliate KYTV.
If he hadn’t been white he most likely would be dead now.
I have really tried to curtail any Trump postings lately because it’s just so infuriating and exhausting but his extreme narcissism and lack of a molecule of any empathy really just needs to be documented as much as possible.
From the First Lady’s twitter account, this appears to be the baby both of whose parents died shielding him from the El Paso shooter. The baby in question was discharged the day before and brought back for Trumps visit. Child is not id’d on @flotus account. But appears to… pic.twitter.com/17L6XQROMS
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) August 9, 2019
And then you have his visit to Dayton put into a campaign ad that was apparently directed by Michael Bay:
My time spent in Dayton and El Paso with some of the greatest people on earth. Thank you for a job well done! pic.twitter.com/TNVDGhxOpo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2019
I went to Vermont for a few days. Had almost a complete news black out. I’m just going to assume everything has been fine since last Saturday and that Trump has decided to become a uniter instead of a divider for the rest of his term.
CINCINNATI — A Georgetown, Kentucky man was led away from U.S. Bank Arena to chants of “Lock him up!” after assaulting an anti-Trump protester Thursday night.
The brief confrontation — 29-year-old Dallas Frazier climbing out of a pickup and repeatedly punching 61-year-old protester Mike Alter in the head — was recorded and quickly posted to Facebook by fellow protester Scott Fantozzi. More than 1,600 people had shared the video by 10 p.m.
Here’s video of the encounter. Several clean bare knuckle sucker punches to a man 30 years older and couldn’t even put him down. Enjoy your time in jail asshole.
From the reddit comments:
Retired USAF here. That is a WWII era bomblet from a cluster bomb! Call police now! Those can be really unstable! Great personal harm could come to you!
It’s definitely a US submunition (aka, cluster bomb). Put it down, stop handling it, and call the authorities.
No more picking up funny looking stuff in an area where you know old ordnance is commonly found.