‘Axe-wielding shopper’ injures three Asda staff after being thrown out of the store and returning with the weapon
- The man was initially told to leave the store by staff before returning with an axe
- Witnesses say he stormed into the supermarket and started ‘swinging the axe’
- Asda store was forced to temporarily close following the horrific attack at 9am
Three Asda staff members have been injured after an ‘axe-wielding’ shopper threatened staff.
Witnesses claimed the man stormed into the supermarket in Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland, ‘swinging an axe’ after being told to leave earlier.
The Asda store was forced to temporarily close following the horrific attack at 9am.
Shoppers were even locked inside the store for their safety as security tried to apprehend the thug.
The man allegedly stormed into the supermarket in Glenrothes, Fife, ‘swinging an axe’ after being told to leave earlier
The man is thought to have been told to leave the store before returning brandishing an axe.
The supermarket was forced to temporarily close after three staff members were hurt during the incident at 9am.
Petrified shoppers were locked inside the store for their safety as security tried to apprehend the man.
Shoppers took to social media to share their experience.
One wrote: ‘Being locked in Asda because of a mad man with an axe was not how I expected my morning to go! Crazy people.’
Another added: ‘Just been in, we got locked in someone had axe and knife on them. Worlds crazy.’
A witness claimed that the man threw a shopping trolley and baskets at staff as security tried to calm him down.
Another shopper told the Courier she had been at the self-service checkout near the entrance doors when she heard a ‘very loud noise’.
She added: ‘I saw a man come in the front door and he threw something into the shop – I can’t be sure what it was.
‘By this time there was a big staff presence and he continued to throw stuff in the doors, like plants, and I believe he also picked up a trolley but I didn’t see if he threw this or not.
‘I think the staff managed to get the doors closed, but then one of the members of staff said he was coming back with an axe.
‘I was so shocked and disgusted at what had just happened, and I really felt for the poor staff who had to deal with such behaviour.’
Police were called to the supermarket at around 9am.
Three employees are understood to have suffered minor injuries in the incident.
Some vehicles, including a police car, also appear to have been damaged.