UPDATE: Local media reported on Saturday that the pilot of a small plane who had threatened to purposely crash into a Walmart in Mississippi had landed in a field safely. The suspect is alive and in police custody.
An airport employee stole a plane today in Tupelo, Mississippi, and is threatening to crash it into the local Walmart.
JUST IN 🚨 Pilot over Tupelo, Mississippi is threatening to crash plane into Walmart pic.twitter.com/7vxxNNYmYL
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) September 3, 2022
Here’s the Tupelo police department statement and what appears to be the plane’s flight path: pic.twitter.com/Ugmq9p7yB6
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 3, 2022
An airport worker in Tupelo, Mississippi stole a Beechcraft C90 and is circling the city.
BREAKING: An airport worker in Tupelo, Mississippi, stole a Beechcraft C90 and is now flying in mid-air.
He had alerted previously that he intended to crash the plane into a Walmart. pic.twitter.com/DJQGlwiALk
— BNN Newsroom (@BNNBreaking) September 3, 2022