United States: Man carrying multiple guns detained from grocery store in Atlanta

Cops in Atlanta detained a man with five guns, body armour from Atlanta Publix Supermarket in Midtown at Atlantic Station, a commercial and residential area in the city, police said.

A witness saw the man entering “the location openly carrying a rifle and entered the bathroom” and alerted the store management and then notified police.

Officers immediately located and detained the man. During the investigation, officers recovered five firearms – two long guns and three pistols – and body armor, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

“When the male exited the bathroom, arriving units immediately detained” him, according to a statement from Atlanta Police Department.

Police identified the suspect as Rico Marley, 22. He has been charged with reckless conduct and will be transported to the Fulton County Jail for further processing.

The firearms, body armour and property recovered during the investigation will be placed into APD evidence.

The incident comes just two days after a gunman killed 10 people at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, and just over a week since a shooter killed eight people at spas in the Atlanta area.