Police in Rochester, NH, evacuated a local Walmart and Market Basket as officers were looking for a "armed and dangerous"…
Police in Rochester, NH, evacuated a local Walmart and Market Basket as officers were looking for a “armed and dangerous” man with several felony warrants on Sunday night, officials said.
The police identified the man as 27-year-old Christopher L. Thomas. Officials believe he is homeless and lives behind Walmart.
A SWAT team was activated just before 17:00 after Thomas, who has three warrants for criminal threats and four further theft theft options, was seen on the corner of Walmart parking lot holding a rifle, Rochester police said in a statement.
Theft theft options were all from store shift from Walmart, Rochester police captain Jason Thomas told reporters at a press conference on Sunday night.
“No shot has been fired,” he told the world during a previous phone call.
No damage has been reported, the police said.
“We Believe We Have Him Contained”, Jason Thomas had said before.
Rochester police tweeted around 6 pm that companies along Farmington Road had been evacuated for security as offices sought in the woods behind the mall.
Rhoda Sommer, published on social media in connection with evacuation reports, said that her 16-year-old son completed her shift at Walmart when the incident occurred. Summer said her son told her that the police got into the store and instructed all employees to enter the back of the building.
“He called me at 5:15 to say he would be late, probably very late.” She said. “I’m just glad he’s sure.”
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