CONCORD, N.C. — Police said a person is in custody after they drove a car into a Walmart early Friday in Concord.
The Concord Police Department tweeted around 6:30 a.m. that it was investigating the incident at the Walmart on Thunder Road, off Derita Road near Concord Mills and Interstate 85.
(WATCH BELOW: Channel 9′s Susanna Black and Anthony Kustura report from the scene after a driver crashed into the front of a Concord Walmart.)
According to police, around 6 a.m. someone drove a car into the store. When officers got to the Walmart, they went inside and confronted the driver, taking him into custody without incident.
The driver’s name has not yet been released but police said he is a former Walmart employee who had been fired within the past week. Officials did not release a motive but said the driver may have been disgruntled with management. He is facing several charges.
It was still unclear if the suspect had worked at this particular store.
Channel 9 crews reported that dozens of police, fire and EMS crews could be seen at the store, with most of the activity focused around the pharmacy and grocery entrance.
The front door to the store was mangled from the impact.
Channel 9 learned that first responders were able to get all the employees out of the building and no injuries were reported. The store was scheduled to open at 7 a.m. It is unclear when it will reopen.
A Walmart worker who was inside the store at the time shared photos of the aftermath with Channel 9, showing aisles damaged and items strewn across the floor.
A worker in the building said that after crashing through the front doors, the car drove around inside the store and employees all ran outside. Witnesses told Channel 9 that the vehicle was heavily damaged.
Police said the driver did a lot of damage.
“If you take a car through a Walmart, there’s going to be a lot of damage,” a police official told Channel 9. “Aisles aren’t wide enough [for a car] so there’s a lot of property damage.”
>> Channel 9′s Susanna Black is with investigators and will have live updates on this story on Channel 9 at noon.
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