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Off-duty firefighter stops man armed with 100 rounds of ammunition at Missouri Walmart

UPDATED 11:00 a.m. FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Springfield police have identified the man who caused a panic at a Walmart store in Springfield, Missouri.

Police say 20-year-old Dmitriy Andreychenko was carrying a "tactical rifle" and another gun, along with more than 100 rounds of ammunition when he walked through the store Thursday afternoon, causing shoppers to flee. He did not fire any shots and surrendered after he was stopped and held at gunpoint by an off-duty firefighter.

Andreychenko is being held in the Greene County jail on suspicion of first-degree making a terrorist threat.

Springfield officials say the Greene County prosecutor is reviewing the case for possible charges.


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (WSIL) — The Springfield Police Department responded to a call of an active shooter at a Walmart: Neighborhood Market Thursday evening. The man had loaded weapons, and over one hundred rounds of ammunition.

In a post of Facebook, Springfield Police said, "An armed white male in his twenties was detained by an armed off-duty fireman until officers arrived on scene and took the suspect into custody."

Police say no injuries were reported and no shots were fired. At this time, the investigation is on-going and they’re working to determine the man’s motives.

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