Police arrest man who threatened to shoot people outside Colorado Springs Walmart

Jody Romero / Colorado Springs Police Department
Jody Romero / Colorado Springs Police Department

This story has been updated. 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man who threatened to shoot people at a Walmart in north Colorado Springs Monday night has been arrested.

Police said just before 9 p.m., a man was reported outside the Walmart off Razorback Road and Jamboree Drive, walking toward the north entrance of the store and saying he was going to shoot people with his rifle.

When officers arrived, the suspect, 19-year-old Jody Romero, was on his way to the nearby AMC Chapel Hills 13 movie theater. Officers arrested Romero just before he walked into the theater, according to police.

Officers later determined Romero’s rifle was actually an unloaded BB gun “that from a distance was indistinguishable from a true firearm,” according to police.

No shots were fired, and no injures were reported.

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