Suspect in custody following ‘gun disturbance’ at Ikea in Norfolk, police say

Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police in Norfolk have arrested a suspect following a gun disturbance at Ikea.

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Rodney Marshall (photo: Norfolk Police Department)

According to police, the incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. near the store in the 6000 block of Northampton Boulevard. The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect was brandishing a firearm at passing cars in the area of Northampton Boulevard and Ikea Way.

Police say Rodney L. Marshall, 27, of Norfolk, was taken into custody following a short pursuit on foot. He was transported to Sentara Leigh Hospital.

Marshall has since been charged with firearm by felon, brandishing a firearm, brandishing a firearm within 1000 ft. of a high school, and disorderly conduct.

Shortly after the incident, Ikea released the following statement:

Our priority is the safety of our customers and co-workers, and the IKEA Norfolk store will remain closed for today. We are fully cooperating with the local authorities and ask that you direct all questions to the Norfolk Police Department.

No injuries were reported.

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