STOLEN PLANE HIJACKED THREATEN TO CRASH WALMART
Patterson, of Shannon, Mississippi, stole a Beechcraft King Air C90 twin-engine plane and took off from Tupelo Regional Airport at 5:08 a.m. local time.
According to Quaka, Patterson informed Lee County 911 from the plane that he intended to crash it into the West Main Walmart in Tupelo at 5:23 a.m.
The store and its surroundings were evacuated shortly after that. Several significant thoroughfares in Tupelo were also closed, according to the police.
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Quaka claimed that Tupelo Police mediators spoke with the pilot and persuaded him to make a landing at the Tupelo airport.
Meanwhile, The Walmart in Tupelo was “closed and evacuated.”
While assisting the police in assisting “Patterson“, a private pilot aborted the landing and continued flying to the northwest, according to Quaka. According to Quaka, several counties were informed of the situation.
The arrested pilot had identified by Tupelo Police Chief John Quaka as Cory Wayne Patterson, a ten-year Tupelo Aviation employee.
after hours of chasing, “Patterson had taken into custody and charged with grand larceny and making terroristic threats”, the chief said.
He was book into the Lee County Detention Center Saturday afternoon, jail records show. It was unclear whether Patterson has an attorney.