Armed veteran standing guard outside military office asked to le - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Armed veteran standing guard outside military office asked to leave

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

An armed Army veteran aiming to protect his fellow service members at a local recruiting station was asked to leave the property Wednesday afternoon. 

Donnie Knapp, a retired Army Master Sergeant, was outside the Army and Marine recruiting centers near Peachtree Mall on Tuesday and Wednesday, armed with a loaded AR-15.

On Wednesday, management at Peachtree Mall asked him to leave, stating that company policy only allows hired security on the property.

Knapp's goal of protecting fellow service members comes after four Marines and a sailor were shot and killed in Chattanooga.

Copyright 2015 WTVM. All rights reserved. 

Powered by Frankly