Police called to Escanaba Walmart after misidentification of possible gun

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ESCANABA, Mich. (WJMN) – Escanaba Department of Public Safety were called to Walmart at 601 N. Lincoln Rd at 9:37 PM on May 4 for reports of a man entering the store with a rifle.

After the store was evacuated and the store was locked down, officers searched the store. A review of surveillance video showed that store merchandise was mistakenly identified as a rifle.

Escanaba Department of Public Safety was assisted by Delta County Central Dispatch, Delta County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan State Police – Gladstone Post, Michigan State Police- Hometown Security team, Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, Hannahville Police Department and Menominee County Sheriff’s Department.

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