A man who entered an Atlanta grocery store on Wednesday with multiple firearms and body armor has been charged with reckless conduct, authorities said. The man, identified by police as Rico Marley, allegedly walked into the Publix at Atlantic Station carrying five guns and body armor. A witness reportedly saw Marley go inside of the grocery store carrying a rifle and then walk towards the bathroom, police said. Marley was detained and found to be in possession of two long guns and four pistols, all of them concealed. It remains unclear why he was carrying so many firearms in the store.
Shortly after Marley's arrest, police received a report of a suspicious package in the same area, though it was not immediately clear if the incidents were related. Atlantic Station went into lockdown as police investigated the suspicious package report. “At the request of the [Atlanta Police Department], we have shut down the interior shopping district streets at Atlantic Station and the parking deck to ensure the safety of the community as authorities investigate the suspicious package found onsite,” Atlantic Station said in a statement.