More details released around 'startling' incident at Grand Forks Walmart
An unsettling scene for shoppers at the Walmart in Grand Forks Thursday night.
A man is now facing multiple charges including terrorizing and disorderly conduct after police received reports of a man pointing a gun at shoppers inside. Police were first called to the Walmart on Gateway Drive around 10:30 Thursday night. When officers arrived in the store, they told shoppers to get out immediately.
An officer was able to quickly identify Brandon Dubois, 30, who he says was yelling at an employee. Police say when they tried to arrest him, he kept yelling and pulled away. Eventually, police were able to handcuff Dubois. An officer on the scene said he could smell alcohol on his breath.
Upon further investigation, police were told by a store manager that Dubois was preaching extremist views, using racial slurs and pushed an employee.
After interviewing witnesses on scene, police say no one actually saw Dubois with a gun. He is now facing felony charges of terrorizing and preventing arrest along with a misdemeanor for disorderly conduct.
A man was arrested at a Grand Forks Walmart after police say there were reports a gun may have been present.
Video obtained by Valley News Live shows officers approaching the Walmart at 5755 Gateway Dr. Thursday night at around 10:45 p.m. with guns drawn.
Minutes later Grand Forks police officers are seen taking a man in handcuffs.
The Grand Forks Police Department said the arrested man was causing a disturbance but he didn't have a gun.
“Anytime we got a report of an alleged firearm, we will respond accordingly with public safety our top priority until we can establish what is factually supported,” Grand Forks Police Lt. Derik Zimmel told Valley News Live..
The suspect is identified as 30-year-old Brandon DuBois of Grand Forks. He was arrested for terrorizing, preventing arrest and disorderly conduct.