Man arrested following Eden Prairie McDonald's confrontation

Eden Prairie police made an arrest following an incident Monday night at McDonald's, during which a man allegedly pulled a gun out on a group of teens. 

Around 2:30 p.m., officers arrested a 55-year-old Eden Prairie man on suspicion of second-degree assault, according to police. The man is currently in custody at the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center.

According to a search warrant application filed in Hennepin County District Court, a teen told police he was paying for his order with Apple Pay, but the transaction was going slowly. A man in the back of the line then reportedly said, "if you're going to pay with EBT, go to the back." An argument then broke out and the man allegedly pulled out a handgun, but did not point it at anyone. He later left the store and drove away before police arrived.

A McDonald's employee told police he heard the man tell the teens to hurry up because he was on his lunch break. He heard someone say, "Don't f------- touch me" and one of the teens ask the man, "What did you say to my friend, did you push him or something?" The worker heard that the man pulled out a gun, but he personally did not see one because the teens were standing in front of him. He did not see any pushing between the man and the teens.

Police also have two cell phone videos of the incident, but according to the document, it is unclear if the man had a gun or made a threat with one.

According to the search warrant, Eden Prairie police are requesting surveillance video from the McDonald's from between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

The case will be turned over to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office for a charging decision.