Man arrested after walking into Ga. grocery store with 6 guns, body armor

The man was charged with reckless conduct and is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, police said

By Cliff Pinckard

ATLANTA, Ga. — A man armed with six weapons and and also body armor walked into a grocery store Wednesday, an unsettling incident just two days after 10 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Colorado grocery store.

The manager of a Publix store called police at 1:30 p.m. after the man walked in carrying a long rifle and went straight to a restroom, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. When the man exited the restroom, he was quickly taken into custody, police tell the Journal-Constitution.

Rico Marley, 22, was charged with reckless conduct after the incident, NBC News reports. It’s unclear what his motive was and he is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

Police reportedly found six weapons on Marley, including two long rifles and four handguns.

The arrest happened two days after the mass shooting at a King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colo. It’s also just over a week since eight people were killed in shootings at spas in the Atlanta area.

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