US police say pilot 'threatening to crash plane into a Walmart'

The pilot of a small plane circling over Tupelo, Mississippi, has threatened to crash the aircraft into a Walmart store, US police said.

Tupelo police said the Walmart and a nearby convenience store had been evacuated
Tupelo police said the Walmart and a nearby convenience store had been evacuated

Tupelo police said the Walmart and a nearby convenience store had been evacuated.

The plane started circling about 5am local time (11am BST) and was still in the air more than three hours later.

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Police said they have made contact with the pilot directly.

“Citizens are asked to avoid that area until an all clear is given,” police said.

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“With the mobility of an aeroplane of that type the danger zone is much larger than even Tupelo.”