Man charged after threating employees and bystanders in a Walmart

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WITN) -Elizabeth City Police have charged a man after they say he made verbal threats towards employees and bystanders at a Walmart.

Police, along with the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Department, responded to a call the grocery store on 101 Tanglewood Parkway for a man walking through the store with a rifle and making threats on Thursday.

While on scene, officials were able to remove the firearm from the suspect with out incident.

After inspecting the weapon, officials say they discovered it was a BB gun, not a rifle.

Law enforcement charged 65-year-old Kenneth Johnson of Hertford with going armed to terror of the public.

He is currently being held under a $500 secured bond.

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