Pilot threatens to crash small plane in Mississippi Walmart


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The pilot of a small plane threatened to intentionally crash into a Walmart in Mississippi, local police said Saturday, prompting an evacuation of the store.

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The Tupelo, Mississippi, police department said it was made aware of the situation earlier Saturday and spoke directly to the pilot.

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“With the mobility of an aircraft of this type, the danger zone is much larger than even Tupelo,” police said in a statement on Facebook.

They added that Walmart and a gas station had been evacuated and people had been dispersed.

Social media videos, which Reuters could not immediately verify, appeared to show a small plane flying in circles at low altitude.

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The Daily Journal said the pilot worked at Tupelo Regional Airport and the plane was currently flying near a Toyota factory.

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