We reported earlier on a plane that was threatening to crash into 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
Now the plane is reportedly on the ground and the man 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 man who took the plane was an airport employee.
— Sam R. Hall (@samrhall) September 3, 2022
Multiple law enforcement, airport and local authorities have identified the subject as Cory Patterson of Shannon.
Patterson is a 2011 Tupelo High School graduate.
A Cory Patterson believed to be the suspect posted on Facebook Saturday morning, “Sorry everyone. Never actually wanted to hurt anyone. I love my parents and sister this isn’t your fault. Goodbye.”
Multiple law enforcement, airport and local authorities have identified the suspect as Cory Patterson
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 3, 2022
That sounds more like a person who may have been thinking of taking himself out, so it’s good that he appears to be on the ground now.