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Young McDonald’s patrons in Eden Prairie allege man pulled gun after he was shoved

November 20, 2018

Eden Prairie police are investigating after an altercation at a local McDonalds led to a man allegedly pulling a gun on a group of teenagers, according to witnesses.

The incident unfolded about 8 p.m. Monday at the fast-food outlet on Prairie Center Drive in the heart of the suburbs sprawling retail district.

Police say one juvenile was arguing with the man, and a 45-second video circulating on Twitter (Warning: explicit language) shows several young people in a confrontation with the man that led to him being shoved.

The man stumbled backward and out of the door. At that point, the teens quickly backed away, and several people shouted that the man was holding a gun.

A manager then stepped in and ordered the young people involved out of the restaurant.

The video has been viewed on Twitter nearly 200,000 times since it went live Monday night.

Police have yet to say whether they know the identity of the man or determined whether he has a state-issued permit allowing him to carry a firearm in public.

Officers obtained video evidence and witness statements from the scene, and police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident to determine if a crime was committed, a statement released by the city read.

Police are urging anyone with information about to call them at (952) 949-6200.

Paul Walsh 612-673-4482

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