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Pilot threatens to crash small plane into Mississippi Walmart

| Updated: September 10, 2022 16:59:11


Drinking water is delivered on the campus of Jackson State University after the city of Jackson, Mississippi, US, remains without reliable water infrastructure,September 2, 2022. REUTERS/Rory Doyle Drinking water is delivered on the campus of Jackson State University after the city of Jackson, Mississippi, US, remains without reliable water infrastructure,September 2, 2022. REUTERS/Rory Doyle

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

The police department in Tupelo, Mississippi said they were notified about the situation earlier on Saturday and had been started talking directly to the pilot.

"With the mobility of an airplane of that type the danger zone is much larger than even Tupelo," the police said in a statement on Facebook.

They added that Walmart 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 a low altitude.

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