KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – After a few hours, the KCPD is offering more details about the armed men who walked into a KC Walmart on Saturday.

Officers went to the Walmart at N. Boardwalk Avenue and I-29 at 12:34 p.m. after someone called and said there was an armed man in the store.

When officers arrived, they found two men inside the store who had handguns in their waistbands.

The men cooperated with police and stated that they were there to purchase ammunition for target practice.

Police say no offense occurred. The men were released from police custody at the scene.

“Walmart does not have signs posted that prohibit guns from being brought in the store,” the KCPD said.

For information about the city ordinance regarding concealed weapons, click here.

Initial reports said that someone had called police and said one of the men was armed with a rifle. As previously stated, the police have clarified both weapons were handguns.

Posts from citizens online have varied wildly in their accounts of what occurred at Walmart today. To clarify, this was not an active shooter situation, no shots were fired, and there is no current threat.

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Mike2001

Not mentioned but I have to ask. Was the caller who reported these men with guns schooled on the current gun laws of the State? Because of them a panic was created over a "legal" act. It appears that no threats were made, no guns were drawn, nothing illegal happened. But yet some uninformed "citizen" panicked over the sight of a firearm in a waist band.


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