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BAPD: Man arrested after walking into store carrying rifle, wearing tactical vest

Posted at 6:31 AM, Jun 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-15 07:03:36-04

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — A man who walked into an AT&T store carrying a rifle and wearing a tactical vest is now in jail, according to Broken Arrow police.

On Monday around 11:50 a.m., officers first responded to calls from the Broken Arrow Courthouse stating there was a man who city employees believed was armed and attempting to get into the building. City employees locked the doors before he could enter.

When they arrived, the man was not armed or breaking the law. The man told them he was trying to recover some personal property that he left behind after getting out of jail over the weekend. Authorities eventually released him.

A family member then picked up the man and dropped him off near 9th and Hillside Drive. BAPD then received more calls about the man walking through the parking lot around 12:45 p.m.

He walked by several retail stores, including Target. Another team of officers went out and made contact with the man. Police confirmed he did not attempt to enter the Target and was once again not breaking any law.

The man then walked over to enter the AT&T store. Employees ran out the back of the store before calling the police.

Officers then arrested 26-year-old Zachary James Morrissey by 1:30 p.m. and found additional weapons such as brass knuckles and another firearm.

Zachary Jame Morrissey mugshot
Zachary James Morrissey's mugshot from a previous arrest with Broken Arrow police.

He is being charged with two counts of unlawfully carrying a weapon.

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