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.
Police say an airport employee stole a plane and is threatening to crash into businesses in Tupelo. Here’s what we know so far. https://t.co/Bk0bkm1dWh https://t.co/bkw6PNXovD
— 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
They believe this is his Facebook page below https://t.co/4n52V02DhF pic.twitter.com/rWbGvOLeUh
— 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.