Report of man with gun causes scare at Walmart DC

By Ryan Carter -

The Walmart Distribution Center facility

The Walmart Distribution Center in Washington C.H. went into lockdown mode for close to an hour Sunday night following an unsubstantiated report that a man with a shotgun was walking around the facility’s parking lot.

At around 9:10 p.m. Sunday, the Washington C.H. Police Department received a call that an unknown person told a guard in the Walmart Distribution Center guard shack about the person walking in the lot with a gun. Police officers as well as deputies from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office patrolled the lot at the facility, located at 1400 Old Chillicothe Road, for close to 40 minutes and found no suspects.

“Our officers made contact with multiple truck drivers at the distribution center and no one saw anything,” said Lt. Jon Long of the WPD. The initial complainant who notified the guard shack departed the area after making the claim, according to reports.

The only individual who observed a “suspicious person” on the lot advised that she believed this person was holding a skateboard and tossing it around near the gas pumps, according to reports.

The facility reopened shortly after the officers cleared the scene at 9:47 p.m.

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By Ryan Carter

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