Man arrested for assault, arson inside Broomfield Walmart
BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Six hours after a man attacked two customers inside a Broomfield Walmart, the store has re-opened and police are identifying the suspect.
Broomfield Police tell FOX31 Denver the suspect, 28-year-old Samuel Maldonado-Tapia, attacked two customers and started a fire inside the store shortly before 2pm.
“I shop in there all the time, I was surprised and scared,” said Kristi Hopkins, who was inside at the time of the attack.
Walmart representative Ashley Hardie issued the following statement:
“Walmart’s top concern is the safety and security of our customers and associates. We are grateful that everyone is going to be OK and appreciate the quick response by police and fire. The store is still currently closed as their investigation continues.”
The store is located in the 4600 block of W. 121st Avenue.
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