Man arrested after walking into Missouri Walmart armed with rifle, body armor

first_imgWolterk/iStock(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) — Police in Springfield, Missouri, arrested a man on Thursday afternoon after he walked into a Walmart, armed with a rifle and wearing body armor. The man, identified as 20-year-old Dmitriy Andreychenko, was arrested for making a terrorist threat, Springfield Police confirmed Friday. Andreychenko was stopped at the scene by an armed off-duty firefighter until officers arrived and took the man into custody, the Springfield Police Department said.A video taken by a witness outside the store shows the suspect with his arms up in the air and what looks like an assault rifle slung around his neck as he’s being arrested.It’s unclear what Andreychenko’s motive was, but police told ABC Springfield affiliate KSPR-TV that the man was recording himself with his cellphone while walking through the store.Andreychenko had about 100 rounds of ammunition on him when he entered the store, police told the station.“All we know is the fact that he walked in here heavily armed, with body armor on, and military fatigues on, and caused a great amount of panic inside the store,” Springfield Police Department Lt. Mike Lucas said Thursday. “He certainly had the capability and potential to harm people.”“His intent was not to cause comfort or peace to anybody that was in the business here. In fact, he’s lucky to be alive still, to be honest,” Lucas added.The scare comes less than a week after an armed man killed 22 people and injured dozens more at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and nine were killed during a shooting in Dayton, Ohio.“Obviously what’s happened in Texas and Dayton, and that kind of stuff in the last seven days, that’s on everybody’s mind,” Lucas said.Police said there is no longer a threat to the community and the Walmart has since reopened.Witness Julie Belew said she was getting out of her car at the Walmart when she realized something was going on.She said she heard someone “say, ‘Is that a rifle? Is that a real rifle?’ So I looked up and I saw the person to my left was holding a gun.”The incident at the Missouri Walmart comes hours after police in Florida identified a man they were looking for who they alleged told a Walmart salesperson in Port St. Lucie that he was looking for something “that would kill 200 people.”That man was identified as 55-year-old Philip Michael Attey II and during a subsequent interview with detectives, Attey said he is an anti-gun activist and that he believes his statements made to the Walmart clerk in front of a customer “only helps his cause which is for Walmart to stop selling firearms,” police said.Authorities do not consider Attey an immediate threat and he was not arrested or charged. An investigation is ongoing.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Short-term online rental service launches

first_imgHome » News » Short-term online rental service launches previous nextProducts & ServicesShort-term online rental service launchesLavanda, a new web service backed by Purplebricks’ founder, offers sales and letting agents the opportunity to make money from vacant properties on their books.Nigel Lewis12th December 201701,762 Views A service that enables sales and lettings agents to make money from short term rentals using prime properties that are awaiting sale or long-term lets has been unveiled.Lavanda.co.uk, which specialises in ‘super short-term’ upmarket rentals, has launched a version of its service just for agents, claiming to be the first of its kind within the property sector.The company claims its service will enable agents to make money from vacant properties at a time when many are worrying about generating revenue after the tenant fees ban is introduced next year, and that the service is fully compliant with existing UK law.Lavanda prices up empty properties for agents and then rents them out and says it can also put furniture temporarily into unfurnished properties.It will also vet potential short-term tenants, provide “hotel-style housekeeping”, a 24-7 concierge service and someone to meet and greet tenants when they arrive.Short-term rentalsProperties will be advertised on the main short-term rental websites including Airbnb, Booking.com, HomeAway and Expedia.The service will be rolling out in London at first but is expected to go nationwide next year within cities.Lavanda recently raised £1.5 million in funding from investors including Sir Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco, Kenny Bruce, co-founder of PurpleBricks, and Harry Hill, founder of Rightmove.“Much to the frustration of vendors, the recent slow sales market has led to swathes of prime property sitting empty,” says Guy Westlake, CEO and co-founder of Lavanda (pictured, left).“This has not only resulted in vendors suffering a significant loss of income, but not facilitating a quick sale can also damage the agent’s reputation with their client.“Lavanda AGENT solves this specific pain point, powering growth and profitability in our partners, while enabling them to delight their customers with a new, value-added service offering, unlocking tens of thousands of pounds in additional income”Guy Westlake Lavanda.co.uk Lavanda airbnb Booking.com December 12, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more