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OPD: weapon found after gun pulled on Walmart employee

Published: Apr. 10, 2021 at 12:40 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police are looking for the man who pulled a gun on a Walmart employee late Friday night and made terroristic threats.

Police say the man ditched the gun in the store’s parking lot on 50th & Ames just after 10 p.m. and took off. An off-duty state patrolman responded to the Walmart followed by several Omaha Police officers.

Two men who knew the man were taken into custody for questioning and ultimately released. No shots were fired but it was still enough to shake up one shopper who says it seems like there have been shootings across the county almost every week.

“It’s very scary to think that you could go to Walmart...and get...I was getting my little girl some diapers. It definitely makes me nervous - especially with everything that’s gone on,” said Mitchell Clanton, who was inside Walmart during the incident.

6 News did reach out to the Walmart employee for more information and that person declined to comment.

Omaha Police are in an ongoing investigation after reports of a gun pulled on a Walmart employee.

On Friday night, there was an initial call was that someone pulled a gun on an employee. A police lieutenant told 6 News that officers went to the Walmart on 50th & Ames at 10:17 p.m. for an help an officer call who was off duty NSP trooper.

The lieutenant also said the party is in custody but they’re looking for suspects and there are no descriptions of the party.

According to OPD, there was evidence of a weapon found in the parking lot

6 News will continue to give updates.

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