The Greene County Prosecutor’s Office has filed charges against the heavily armed man who caused panic at a Walmart store in Springfield, Missouri, earlier this week.
Dmitriy Andreychenko, 20, was charged with terroristic threat in the second degree, KY3.com citing the office’s statement reported Friday.
The charges come after police say Andreychenko, equipped with tactical weapons and approximately 100 rounds of ammunition, arrived at Walmart Neighborhood Market and walked around the store before being arrested.
The altercation took place on Aug. 8, just days after a mass shooting at another Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, killed 20 people and injured 26 others.
Police say Andreychenko walked into the Walmart, grabbed a cart and pushed it around while recording himself walking through the store via a cellphone.
After a fire alarm rang, the man made his way out an emergency exit where he surrendered to a former firefighter. Police then arrived on scene and arrested him.
No shooting was reported from the incident, but the prosecutor’s office said a Battlefield Police officer and a citizen were injured in a car crash while the officer was responding to the altercation.
Making a terrorist threat in the second degree is a class E felony and is punishable by up to four years in prison, and a fine of up to $10,000.
Greene County prosecutor Dan Patterson said a statement, “Missouri protects the right of people to open carry a firearm, but that right does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner endangering other citizens.”
Patterson recommended everyone who exercises their right to carry a weapon to do so in a responsible manner.