We previously reported on a plane that was in danger of colliding with a Walmart in Tupelo (Mississippi).
The plane that a person is threatening to crash into a Mississippi Walmart can fly for 4-6 hours and has been in the air for 5 hours, according to CNN. pic.twitter.com/RIp6iPsZlS
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) September 3, 2022
The plane appears to be on the ground now, and the man is in custody.
BREAKING: A government source tells me the stolen plane that circled for hours over Mississippi is “DOWN.” A separate government source tells me the PILOT IS IN CUSTODY. Live on @CNN in moments.
— Pete Muntean (@petemuntean) September 3, 2022
The airport employee who was responsible for the flight was the man who took off.
— Sam R. Hall (@samrhall) September 3, 2022
Multiple law enforcement agencies, airport authorities, and local authorities identified Cory Patterson of Shannon as the suspect.
Patterson is a Tupelo High School grad in 2011.
Cory Patterson believed to be the suspect, posted Saturday morning on Facebook: “Sorry everybody. Never intended to harm anyone. This is not your fault. Goodbye.”
Multiple law enforcement, airport and local authorities have identified the suspect as Cory Patterson
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 3, 2022
This sounds more like someone who might be thinking about taking himself out. It’s great that he is now on the ground.