Man busted after bringing 5 guns, body armor to Atlanta grocery store

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A man was arrested in Atlanta Wednesday after he walked into Publix grocery store hauling five guns and body armor, reports said.

Authorities were called to the Atlantic Station Publix in Atlanta at around 1:30 p.m. local time and a manager told them a man came in with a rifle and headed directly toward a bathroom, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant said, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“A witness observed the male and alerted store management, who then notified police,” Grant told the news outlet.

As the suspect, identified by cops as 22-year-old Rico Marley, left the bathroom, authorities quickly took him into custody.

Marley was found to be strapped with two long guns and three pistols – all of which were concealed on his person, the news site reported.

He has been charged with reckless conduct.

The incident comes a week after a gunman in the Atlanta area shot eight people at three spas.

It also comes in the wake of the Boulder, Colorado mass shooting, in which a shooter killed 10, including a police officer.

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