According to reports, a plane has indeed been swarming a Walmart in Tupelo, Mississippi, as of early Saturday morning, and the pilot is making threats to crash into the store.
According to WTVA, Tupelo Police received reports of an aircraft flying over the Northeast Mississippi town beginning at 5 a.m. Later, the pilot called the cops and threatened to crash the airplane.
Police are evacuating the area in order to “disperse people as much as possible.”
A pilot has threatened to intentionally crash this plane into a local Walmart in Tupelo, Mississippi, police say pic.twitter.com/lvWqKfwBDA— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 3, 2022
“TPD also has been able to begin talking with the pilot directly,” authorities said.
Authorities believe the plane is a King Air model.
“With the mobility of an airplane of that type the danger zone is much larger than even Tupelo,” police said.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said state police and emergency personnel are “closely tracking this dangerous situation.”