Man may face charges after threats made at Sikeston Walmart; no one injured

Man may face charges after disturbance at Sikeston Walmart

SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - Officers say no shots were fired and no weapons were seen after an “outburst” at Walmart on Tuesday afternoon, April 6.

Several law enforcement agencies in New Madrid County worked together to track down a man witnesses said caused a disturbance at Walmart.

Sikeston Department of Public Safety Chief Jim McMillen said concerned customers called police to the store just before noon.

He said those customers heard the man making threats involving a gun.

Officers found the man at a truck stop in Matthews.

Chief McMillen said the man is now receiving mental health treatment and is likely to face charges once he’s released.

Officers confirmed no shots were fired and everyone was safe.

Walmart later reopened.

Walmart incident turned out to be threats only. Subject has been arrested and is in custody. Walmart has reopened and everyone is safe. 

Posted by Sikeston Department of Public Safety on Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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