Man Accused of Pulling Gun on Somali Teens in McDonald’s
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) -- Police say a 55-year-old man was arrested for allegedly brandishing a handgun during a confrontation with young Somalis inside a McDonald's in Eden Prairie.
The man was jailed on suspicion of second-degree assault, a felony. The case has been turned over to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office for possible charges.
Police say the encounter happened Monday night at the fast-food restaurant in the heart of the suburb's sprawling retail district.
A Somali teenager says that she confronted the man over what she took as an ethnic slight and that he responded by waving a handgun at her and
others before leaving.
It's not clear if the man had a state-issued permit allowing him to carry a firearm in public.