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Police evacuate stores in Mississippi after a pilot of a ‘stolen’ threatens to crash into Walmart

Airport worker steals aircraft in Tupelo, Mississippi and threatens to CRASH into city’s Walmart – sparking frantic evacuation of houses and companies by police

  • Authorities have evacuated the Walmart retailer in Mississippi after threats had been made by an unidentified pilot
  • The 9 seater aircraft was taken from Tupelo Airport at round 5am and has been flying in circles over the city
  • Citizens have been warned to keep away from the realm till an all clear is given by emergency providers  

Police have evacuated a number of stores in Tupelo, Mississippi, after a pilot threatened to crash their plane into a Walmart.

The pilot of the plane is known to have taken the aircraft from Tupelo Airport at round 5am, and has been flying over the small city in circles for over an hour.

Authorities have evacuated the realm and dispersed as many individuals as doable and are urging locals to keep out of the best way.

Tupelo Police Department say they’re in contact with the pilot, who’s threatening to deliberately crash the Beechcraft King Air 90 aircraft.

Sources confirmed to the Daily Journal that the pilot of the aircraft is an worker of Tupelo Regional Airport.

The pilot is known to have moved away from the Walmart retailer, with witnesses claiming it’s close to the Toyota plant in Blue Springs.  

In a assertion TPD mentioned: ‘At approximately 05:00 am TPD was notified that a pilot of an airplane was flying over Tupelo.

The 9 seater plane was taken from Tupelo Airport at around 5am and has been flying in circles over the town

Tupelo Police Department say they are in contact with the pilot, who is threatening to intentionally crash the Beechcraft King Air 90 plane

Tupelo Police Department say they are in contact with the pilot, who is threatening to intentionally crash the Beechcraft King Air 90 plane

Sources confirmed to the Daily Journal that the pilot of the plane is an employee of Tupelo Regional Airport, but the motive behind the erratic flying is unclear

Sources confirmed to the Daily Journal that the pilot of the plane is an employee of Tupelo Regional Airport, but the motive behind the erratic flying is unclear

‘The pilot has made contact with E911 and is threatening to intentionally crash into Wal Mart on West Main.

‘TPD has worked with Walmart West and Dodges on West Main to evacuate the stores and disperse people as much as practical. 

‘TPD also has been able to begin talking with the pilot directly.

‘At this time the situation is ongoing with TPD and all Emergency Services in our area on alert.

‘Citizens are asked to avoid that area until an all clear is given. With the mobility of an airplane of that type the danger zone is much larger than even Tupelo.’

Authorities have evacuated the area and dispersed as many people as possible and are urging locals to stay out of the way

Authorities have evacuated the realm and dispersed as many individuals as doable and are urging locals to keep out of the best way

The pilot has been flying in circles above the town since around 5.30 am and has yet to run out of fuel

The pilot has been flying in circles above the city since round 5.30 am and has but to run out of gasoline

The erratic pilot caused sparked an urgent evacuation of homes and buisnesses in the area

The erratic pilot triggered sparked an pressing evacuation of houses and buisnesses in the realm 

Walmart confirmed that they were aware of the incident and working closely with law enforcement

Walmart confirmed that they had been conscious of the incident and dealing intently with regulation enforcement 

The aircraft is known to be owned by Southeast Aviation LLC, and is a nine-seater with two engines.  

Governor Tate Reeves mentioned: ‘State regulation enforcement and emergency managers are intently monitoring this harmful state of affairs. 

‘All residents must be on alert and conscious of updates from the Tupelo Police Department.’

A spokesman for Walmart informed DailyMail.com: ‘The retailer is presently closed and evacuated. 

‘We’re working intently with native investigators and are referring questions to regulation enforcement.’

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