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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) _ Three people are facing municipal charges in the southeast Missouri town of Cape Girardeau after walking into a mall while openly displaying guns.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon at West Park Mall. Police Sgt. Jason Selzer says no one was hurt or threatened, but several people were frightened after the trio entered with guns. Selzer says one had weapons strapped across the chest. Another had a gun strapped to the ankle.

Selzer says it wasn’t clear why the suspects wanted to display the weapons, but authorities do not believe they intended to shoot anyone.

Concealed weapons are legal, but Selzer says openly displaying guns in that manner violates a city ordinance. All three suspects, two women and a man, were released pending court dates.

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4 comments

  • Joe

    if i was going to do somthing stupid.. example rob a gas station.. and the man in front of me has a bazzooka im most likely going to wait for him to leave.. so if everyone had a bazzooka. maybe the bad guys would think twice?!

    • K

      The state is an open carry state but municipalities are free to create ordinances against it. If you open carry you have to check for ordinances against it. Bottom line, if in doubt, conceal.

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