KMOX 1120AM
Traffic & Weather: Get The Latest Information | Traffic Maps | Weather Forecast

Local

3 Cited for Carrying Guns into Missouri Mall

Associated Press
View Comments
Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Three people are facing municipal charges in the southeast Missouri town of Cape Girardeau after walking into a mall while openly displaying guns.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon at West Park Mall. Police Sgt. Jason Selzer says no one was hurt or threatened, but several people were frightened after the trio entered with guns. Selzer says one had weapons strapped across the chest. Another had a gun strapped to the ankle.

Selzer says it wasn’t clear why the suspects wanted to display the weapons, but authorities do not believe they intended to shoot anyone.

Concealed weapons are legal, but Selzer says openly displaying guns in that manner violates a city ordinance. All three suspects two women and a man were released pending court dates.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus