A male customer in a Marysville Kmart threatened to shoot everyone in the store Wednesday evening but left before officers arrived, according to the Marysville Police Department.
The man was in the sporting goods section of the store, located 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 a white and heavy-set, approximately six-foot and wearing a gray button shirt and black bandana around his head. He was seen leaving the store possibly with a heavy-set woman with blond, shoulder-length hair.