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Cape Girardeau police respond to reports of firearm inside Walmart

Saturday, January 21, 2023

The Cape Girardeau Police Department responded to reports of a male with a firearm entering a Walmart on 3439 William St. on Saturday, Jan. 21.

The Cape police Facebook page stated the police on scene searched the man’s vehicle.

“Officers arrived and located the vehicle that was reported and found a toy gun in the front seat of the vehicle that was orange in color with an orange tip,” the Cape Girardeau Police Department stated.

After searching the Walmart, the police identified there was no threat.