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A plane has reportedly been hijacked with the pilot threatening to crash into a supermarket.
The pilot is said to have been circling over Tupelo in Mississippi, US for a number of hours, threatening to intentionally crash into a Walmart.
Tupelo Police Department (TPD) confirmed that they were investigating an emergency call received in the early hours of the morning.
They also said that the pilot made contact with emergency services. That is when he made the threat to crash.
TPD said in a statement: "On 09-03-2022 at approximately 05:00 am TPD was notified that a pilot of an airplane (possibly King Air type) was flying over Tupelo. The pilot has made contact with E911 and is threatening to intentionally crash into Wal Mart on West Main.
"TPD has worked with Wal-Mart West and Dodges on West Main to evacuate the stores and disperse people as much as practical. TPD also has been able to begin talking with the pilot directly.
"At this time the situation is ongoing with TPD and all Emergency Services in our area on alert.
"Citizens are asked to avoid that area until an all clear is given. With the mobility of an airplane of that type the danger zone is much larger than even Tupelo."
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