Marysville police have released this surveillance photo of the man who threatened to shoot everyone in a Marysville Kmart on Wednesday evening but left before officers arrived.
The man was in the sporting goods section of the store at 9623 State Ave. around 6 p.m. when he overheard an employee mention store security as part of their normal routine, according to Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux. The mention was not directed or in reference to the man; however, he became upset and told the employee he had a gun and he was going to shoot everyone in the store.
Officers responded and escorted customers out of the store, but were unable to identify anyone that had actually seen a gun or any type of weapon in the man’s possession. Marysville SWAT officers conducted a tactical sweep as a safety precaution to verify the man was no longer in the store.
The man is described as white and heavy-set, approximately six feet tall and wearing a gray button-down shirt and black bandana around his head. He was seen leaving the store possibly with a heavy-set woman with blond, shoulder-length hair.