A U.S. Army soldier tells police he was walking through a crowded Fayetteville mall with an AR-15 rifle, ammunition and a bullet-proof vest because he was on his way to take photos with the weapon. But mall workers and shoppers suspected he was launching a terror assault, police said.
Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, dropped his weapon when confronted by police, who rushed to the scene in response to several 911 calls. The soldier now faces a charge of going armed to the terror of the public, according to the Fayetteville Observer.
The Cross Creek mall was on lockdown for an hour while police searched for a reported second armed man.
The mall terror scare comes at a time with law enforcement is warnng Americans to be on heightened alert for possible attacks during the Independence Day weekend.
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