MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police in Eden Prairie are asking for the public’s help after a disorderly conduct incident at a McDonald’s Monday evening.

According to police, a 911 call was placed at 8:01 p.m. Monday regarding a disorderly conduct incident at a McDonald’s located at 598 Prairie Center Drive.

The reporting party said a large group of people caused a disturbance and one person displayed a gun before leaving the restaurant.

When officers arrived, they found several juveniles inside the restaurant. Witnesses told police a verbal altercation occurred between a man and a juvenile male, which is when the man reportedly displayed the gun before leaving the scene.

McDonald’s owner and operator Paul Ostergaard released a statement Tuesday.

“Nothing is more important than the safety and security of our customers and employees. We take this matter seriously and are working with local law enforcement while we investigate the situation,” Ostergaard said.

Police obtained video evidence and witness statements from the scene and will be investigating the incident to see if a crime was committed.

Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to call Eden Prairie police at 952-949-6200 and speak with an investigator.

Comments (12)
  1. Did you forget to print the part about the store manager who tried to send the kids outside to be shot, or…?

  2. “nothing is more important than the safety and security of our customers, which is why our manager screamed at all the children to leave the store where the gunman was”……

  3. Fatti Knobgobbler says:

    I love you both…

    Don’t let facts get in the way of your ignorance. A 45-second video circulating on Twitter starts at some point after several young people got into a confrontation with the man that led to him being shoved.

    If you were assaulted by a large group of kids, you would pull a gun too.

    1. Only if I was a coward afraid of the world. And he wasn’t assaulted

  4. Eddie Dts Figures says:

    Wrong. This video clearly shows the white guy walking past that kid and shoving him before flashing his gun as he was taunting them on his way out the door. Stop slandering children who just want to live.

  5. Anabel Chavez says:

    Words are powerful, for you to minimize the role the gunman played is absolutely unacceptable. By stating that a large group of people were to ones to cause the disturbance is completely false because obviously the white ignorant male was the one to cause the disturbance. Secondly Juveniles? Juveniles in our minds has been associated with deliquents, please use a better word like a group of teens or young adults, because that’s what they are children, teens who were just hanging out and wanting to get some food like regular teens would want to do after school.

    Please be more cautious in writing articles in the future, and if you used these words on purpose I urge you to learn more about the people of this world to diminish your biases.

  6. Unruly group of Somali”s attack man in McDonalds

  7. George Bak says:

    NO GUN is seen in the video. NO ONE knows what happened before that. We have the word only of some arrogant Somali juveniles. Until there’s evidence one way or another, SHAME ON ALL OF YOU bleeding heart liberals who are so quick to assume that there was a gun flashed, so quick to believe everything these youth say.

    1. Listen to George. How dare you turn your back on a member of the master race. (P.S. f*** you, George).

  8. Geoff Trowbridge says:

    This is journalism? Kids were minding their own business when a racist psychopath starts yelling epithets and then PULLS A GUN on them, and you report that the “large group” caused the disturbance? Are you kidding me?! Disgraceful reporting.

  9. Bridget Record says:

    shame on you MNCBS and your divisive headline