Elkhart Walmart evacuated after report of possible gunman

(Photo supplied/Elkhart Truth)

Customers and workers at the Walmart store at 175 West County Road 6 in Elkhart were evacuated from the store after reports of a possible gunman on Friday, Oct. 14.

Around 4:30 p.m., Callers reported seeing a person in the store that was pushing a cart with a small child in it and that the person also had a handgun tucked in the waist of his pants and was making threatening statements which included wanting to shoot people, according to a news release from the Elkhart Police Department.

The suspicious person was described as a white male in his twenties, the news release stated.

Officers arrived and evacuated.

During a search of the store officers were unable to locate the subject in question.

Walmart employees and customers were then allowed to reenter the store.

At the time of the report, there were no witnesses who observed the accused waiving the gun; it was only observed in his waistband, the news release stated.

There were no injuries as a result of the incident.

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