Man threatens to shoot up Kmart in Marysville, then leaves

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MARYSVILLE — A male customer in a Kmart store told an employee Wednesday evening that he had a gun and threatened "to shoot everyone in the store," Marysville police said. The man then left the store. No one was hurt.

The man was seen on store surveillance video leaving before officers arrived, police Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said in a statement.

The customer was in the sporting goods section when he overheard an employee make a routine mention of store security, the police spokesman said.

"This mention of store security was not directed at or in reference to the man," Lamoureux said. "However, the suspect felt otherwise and became very upset at that point."

The man told the employee "that he had a gun and that he was going to shoot everyone in the store," the spokesman said.

Officers have been unable to identify anyone in the store who saw the man with a gun or any other weapon.

Store employees began escorting customers out of the store, as did officers when they arrived about 6 p.m., Lamoureux said.

The man was described as about 6 feet tall and heavy-set, wearing a gray, button-down shirt and a black bandanna around his head. He might have left with a heavy-set blonde woman.

Detectives planned to further review the video to identify the man.

Marysville is about 30 miles north of Seattle.