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Man pleads guilty to lesser charge in Springfield Walmart scare

A man who caused panic at a Springfield, Missouri Walmart in August when he walked inside wearing body armor and carrying loaded weapons has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

KYTV in Springfield reports that 20-year-old Dmitriy Andreychenko pleaded guilty Friday to an amended charge of making a false report and will likely face two years of probation.

He was originally charged with making a terrorist threat.

Police arrested Andreychenko on Aug. 8 after he filmed himself walking through the store with the weapons in what he described as an effort to test his Second Amendment right.

An off-duty firefighter held Andreychenko at gunpoint until officers arrived.

The incident came just days after 22 people were killed during an attack at another Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

Brittany Wiley

Brittany Wiley joined ABC 17 News in December 2018 as a full-time reporter. She anchors weekend morning broadcasts and reports in the early evening during the week.

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