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    Man accused of threatening Somali teens released from jail

    November 27, 2018

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of threatening some teenagers with a gun inside a McDonald’s in Eden Prairie has been released from jail.

    Prosecutors say they’re still weighing possible charges against the 55-year-old man who has been in the Hennepin County Jail since last week.

    A Somali teenager told the Star Tribune that she confronted a white man the night of Nov. 19 in the fast-food restaurant over what she took as an ethnic slight and that he responded by waving a handgun at her and other young people before leaving.

    A video viewed widely on Twitter shows several young people confronting the man. It shows a teenage boy and the man pushing each other before the man stumbled backward and out the door.


    Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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