Las Vegas man arrested after entered Walmart wearing hazmat suit and sprayed 13 people with unknown liquid
Las Vegas police arrested a man dressed in a hazmat suit who sprayed 13 people with unknown liquid at Walmart. The right thing to do to quickly get in jail amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The incident happened on Sunday evening at around 8:20 local time at the Walmart store at 7200 Arroyo Crossing when the suspect entered wearing a hazmat suit, according to a spokesman for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The suspect sprayed the “clear liquid” at 13 people in the store, he said.
The customers and store employees were immediately evacuated after the police responded to the call reporting of the incident. However, none of the attacked suffered any injuries or showed any symptoms.
Police didn’t determine the nature of the liquid.
“There was an individual that came into the store. He dressed in hazmat suit and started spraying certain items within the store,” the spokesman, Aden OcampoGomez said during a press corps meeting outside the store.
“He had some clear liquid in it with the painter’s tape, something written on it,’ the witness, Zandra Calma said. ‘He was just spraying unnecessary things and peoples’ personal spaces, on conveyor belts, and worst of all, by the fresh foods”’
The suspect fled the scene before the authorities arrived but he was tracked down due to the witness who copied his license plate and taken into custody. His name has not been identified. As of now, it’s unknown what charges the suspect will face.
It’s not clear what motives drove the suspect to do that. But it was said that there was no danger to the community.
The spokesperson also urged people not to buy items panicking because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We take these threats very seriously,” he said. “One of the things we want to urge the public is that we know there’s a difficult time going on with the world right now, but there is no reason for you guys to be going into the stores late at night and hoarding some of the supplies, due to the fact that there are plenty of supplies left in the stores at this point.”