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Man who stole plane and threatened to crash it into a Walmart now in custody


Officials say 29-year-old Cory Patterson stole a twin-engine plane from the Tupelo Regional Airport, where he worked, and threatened to crash it into a local Walmart. It set off a wave of evacuations as the stolen plane continued to terrorize the skies over northern Mississippi. After hours of negotiations, officials say Patterson landed in a deserted field. He has been charged with grand larceny and terroristic threats.

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