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July 11, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Photo shows man who threatened to shoot customers at Marysville Kmart

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Marysville police have released this surveillance photo of the man who threatened customers at a Kmart store last night. (Marysville police photo)

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.

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