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Police: Marietta Walmart evacuated after man grabs knife

August 5, 2019

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a suburban Atlanta Walmart was evacuated after a man grabbed a knife from the sporting goods section during a dispute between him and a woman.

Marietta police said the suspect was found and taken into custody Monday morning. Police said in a community alert that “everyone is safe.”

Police spokesman Chuck McPhilamy told reporters that the incident began with a dispute between the man and a woman shortly before 8 a.m. Monday.

McPhilamy said a Walmart loss prevention worker reportedly saw the man grab a large filleting knife and called 911. Customers were told to leave.

Few other details were immediately available early Monday.

The incident came two days after a mass shooting at a Texas Walmart.

Marietta is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of downtown Atlanta.

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