Police officers were dispatched to Walmart on Saturday, May 12, at 1:15 a.m. in response to threats. According to Sergeant Brad Hansen of the Fremont Police Department, the subject had made numerous statements about blowing up Walmart and people dying.
Upon arrival, officers talked with Walmart management who told them the subject had just left. The subject was found on a bicycle near 23 St and Luther.
The subject, later identified as 32-year-old Joseph Brainard of Fremont, was taken into custody for terroristic threats.