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Black Friday shopper arrested on suspicion of carrying concealed pistol

Friday, November 23, 2012 | 2:13 p.m. CST; updated 3:09 p.m. CST, Friday, November 23, 2012

COLUMBIA — A Black Friday shopper carrying a concealed weapon was arrested Thursday evening by Columbia police officers. 

Columbia police responded to a call outside Hobby Lobby at 2001 W. Worley St. at 7:52 p.m. after receiving reports that a man was speaking to people in an aggressive manner and carrying a handgun, public information officer Latisha Stroer said.

Columbia police arrested Omar A. Mohammed on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon and disturbing the peace, Stroer said. 

Mohammed was carrying a pistol in a holster on his right hip under his shirt. He did not have a carry conceal permit, Stroer said.

Supervising editor is Jeanne Abbott.


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