UPDATE: Man arrested for setting off bomb in Tupelo Walmart

Marshall Leonard

TUPELO, Miss.(AP) – A police chief says a 61-year-old Mississippi man has been accused of bombing a Wal-Mart because the chain stopped selling his state’s flags.

Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre (uh-GEE-ree) says the explosive made a bang but did no damage when it was thrown into a 24-hour Wal-Mart early Sunday.

He says Marshall Leonard of Tupelo is jailed on a charge of detonating an explosive, and police are searching his car and home.

He says Leonard does not yet have an attorney who could comment.

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