A man who walked into an Atlanta grocery store Wednesday wearing body armor and carrying five guns has been detained by the police and charged with
A man who walked into an Atlanta grocery store Wednesday wearing body armor and carrying five guns has been detained by the police and charged with reckless conduct, the police said.
The incident came just days after a mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colo., that left 10 people dead, and about a week after shootings at spas in the Atlanta area that killed eight people — six of them women of Asian descent.
The police said the man entered a Publix grocery store at Atlantic Station, a popular shopping and residential area northwest of downtown Atlanta. Officers went to the store, where a manager told them that the man had entered with a rifle and had gone into a bathroom.
The police detained the man, who had two long guns and three pistols, all of them concealed, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
The man was being interviewed and subjected to a mental health evaluation, the police said. He was charged with reckless conduct and was expected to be held at the Fulton County Jail.
Georgia allows people to carry a handgun if they have the proper license, according to the Giffords Law Center. The law also allows people to carry long guns without a license, provided that, if the long gun is loaded, it is carried openly.