(ThePatriotSource.com)- A 22-year-old man was arrested in Atlanta on Wednesday in a grocery store. The man was apprehended carrying a rifle and was later found to be wearing body armor and carrying a total of six guns.
Thankfully nobody was injured, but the man’s motives were not immediately clear.
The man, Rico Marley, was charged with six counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies and five counts of criminal attempt to commit a felony.
— Jamie S Kennedy (@Jamie_S_Kennedy) March 24, 2021
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marley was interviewed by medical professionals and given a psychiatric evaluation.
Police officers were called by managers at the story at roughly 1:30 p.m. after the man was seen with a rifle in the restroom of a Publix. He was understood to be out shooting for groceries for somebody else.
Charles Russell, who saw Marley, said he saw an AR-15.
“That kind of startled me with the events that recently happened in the grocery store up in Colorado,” he added, referencing the tragic mass shooting by an Islamic radical in Boulder, Colorado on Monday.
WSBTV reporter Matt Johnson published an image of the guns and ammo found on the suspect in the Atlantic Station Publix.
The witness who saw 22 y/o Rico Marley in the bathroom with the AR-15 told us tonight he may have helped prevent a mass shooting. Charles Russell says the tragedy in Boulder was definitely on his mind. https://t.co/gMZBvbwWT8pic.twitter.com/3fdUm4u7Om
— Matt Johnson (@MattWSB) March 25, 2021
He revealed that police originally believed he was armed with only five guns, but an additional handgun was later found.
Marley was immediately identified as he left the restroom and officers swiftly took him into custody.
Police Officer Anthony Grant told the Journal-Constitution that a “witness observed the male and alerted store management, who then notified police.”
— Aungelique Proctor (@aungeliquefox5) March 25, 2021
On Thursday, Marley waived his first appearance before the judge. He was labeled a “danger” to the local community and given no bond.