Mobile police apprehend man accused of threatening shoppers at a local Walmart

Published: May. 20, 2023 at 11:38 AM CDT
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile police confirm they have apprehended a man after he allegedly threatened shoppers at the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Government Street Saturday morning.

According to police officials officers responded around 8:20 a.m. to reports of a man displaying erratic behavior, threatening shoppers, and carrying a knife. When officers approached the man he fled into a nearby wooded area. After a search of the wooded area, the man was taken into custody.

Officials say the man was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.