Pilot in Tupelo, Mississippi, threatened to crash airplane, police say

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves on Saturday morning warned residents close to Tupelo, Mississippi, to “be on alert” after police mentioned a pilot flying a small airplane over the city threatened to crash right into a Walmart.

The airplane began circling over Tupelo, Mississippi, about 5 a.m. ET. A number of hours later, police mentioned the airplane was on the transfer north of town.

Reeves tweeted that state police and emergency managers are “closely tracking this dangerous situation.”

Reeves shared a picture on Twitter exhibiting the airplane’s flight path, circling a number of occasions and criss-crossing over the city of 38,000. 

In accordance with a police assertion Reeves tweeted, the airplane pilot “made contact with (911) and is threatening to deliberately crash into Wal Mart on West Primary.”

Police have additionally mentioned they’ve made contact with the pilot instantly.

Authorities consider the plane — a Beechcraft King Air C90A — was stolen and are working to find out whether or not the pilot working it’s an worker of a neighborhood airport, two folks briefed on the matter instructed The Related Press. A number of federal companies, together with the Division of Homeland Safety, are actually concerned within the investigation and are working to discern a motive, the folks mentioned.

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