Police: Suspect Charged With Terrorist Threat At Independence Center Returns Yelling Armed With Baseball Bat
Return customer confronts this embattled retail location . . .
Independence police responded to a report of a suspicious man walking the mall. Police said he entered through the Dick's Sporting Goods and was possibly holding a bat.
"Right after he yelled, 'Get down on the ground,' we heard a very loud sound," a witness said, "and it sounded like a gunshot."
Police said that sound was a less lethal use of force. They fired a bean bag round, hitting the suspect's leg. They were able to take him into custody.
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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Independence Center was the site of another scare Sunday. Police said they took a familiar face into custody. Last month, that same man was charged with making terrorist threat at the mall. Many people thought they heard a gunshot, but police said there wasn't a shooting.