Walmart in Nevada Evacuated

Panic at Walmart due to threat, suspect arrested after evacuation, incident in Reno causes chaos

Panic gripped customers and employees at a Walmart branch in Reno, Nevada. This happened after a man shouted that he had a firearm while involved in a domestic dispute in the department store parking lot.

Reno Police officers responded to the scene around 9:00 in the morning on Keitzke Lane due to a report of domestic disturbance, but the situation had already spiraled out of control upon their arrival.

The suspect managed to escape into the parking lot during the initial encounter with officers. He sought refuge in a mobile home outside the Sam’s Club store on Kietzke Lane, according to authorities.

Police had to call for backup, with the Reno Police negotiation team and SWAT team responding to the call. Both stores were evacuated and the area cleared to begin negotiations with the man, later identified as Raymond Carra.

As experts sought a peaceful resolution, other officers discovered Carra had a long criminal record. He had an arrest warrant for assaulting a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon, failure to appear, escape, and possession of a controlled substance, as well as a misdemeanor warrant in Elko.

The area remained closed for six hours. SWAT used stun grenades around 3:00 in the afternoon to enter the mobile home and apprehend the suspect. With the assistance of rescue groups, Carra was taken to a hospital showing signs of drug or alcohol intoxication, as stated by the Reno Police Department spokesperson.

Walmart and Sam’s Club remained closed for hours, with no injuries reported on-site, and the person Carra was allegedly quarreling with before his arrest remains unidentified. Carra has not been presented in court yet, and the new charges to be added to his criminal record remain unknown.