Man Accused of Threatening Teens with gun in McDonald’s Released

A Twitter Video About the Incident Viewed Widely Online

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – 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 Lloyd Edward Johnson 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.

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