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Gun stolen at Fayetteville Walmart causes panic

Posted December 24, 2017 10:11 a.m. EST

— An incident involving a stolen gun caused a commotion at Walmart on Skibo Road on Thursday afternoon, according to The Fayetteville Observer.

About 3 p.m., Fayetteville police spokeswoman Asia Cannon said inaccurate information based on radio scanner traffic began circulating about a shooting at the Walmart. Officers arrived and discovered that a man had grabbed a gun off another man who was open-carrying the weapon. The man who grabbed the gun then ran off.

During the incident, someone yelled out in the business about a gun, and a commotion broke out. Cannon said one Walmart employee was treated by emergency personnel for an asthma attack. No one else was injured.

Cannon said the man who stole the gun was last seen running toward Yadkin Road. The incident remains under investigation, and police are searching for the man.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.