UPDATE 5:33 p.m.: Roanoke County officials released additional information about the armed man in Food Lion Sunday afternoon.
The Roanoke County Police Department say officers were called to the Food Lion on Plantation Road at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 19 for a report of a man with a gun threatening people. Approximately 10 minutes later, police say they took him into custody.
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Police took a man into custody Sunday after he entered a Roanoke County grocery store armed.
According to Roanoke County Police Department, a man brought a gun into the Food Lion on Plantation Road and began threatening people on Sunday, July 19.
Police say the man was taken into custody without anybody getting hurt.
Roanoke County police officers temporarily closed a portion of Plantation Road where the incident took place, telling WFXR News they were looking for evidence. However, Plantation Road is now open because forensic specialists confirmed officers found the evidence they had been looking for.
The Food Lion general manager said to WFXR News they are all a bit shaken up by the incident, but nobody is hurt.
WFXR News is working to find out more information about this incident.
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