Man arrested in connection with altercation at Eden Prairie McDonald's

November 21, 2018 10:18 PM

Eden Prairie police say they have arrested a man in connection with an incident at a McDonald's in which the man allegedly displayed a gun during an altercation with a group of teenagers.

Fifty-five-year-old Lloyd Edward Johnson was arrested Wednesday afternoon under probable cause for second-degree assault. He is being held in the Hennepin County Jail.

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Police responded to a McDonald's on Prairie Center Drive around 8 p.m. Monday night on a report of a disturbance in which one person displayed a gun.

Witnesses said a man and a juvenile male were arguing, and the man displayed a gun before leaving the scene.

In a Facebook post Tuesday, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations referenced a blog that alleged the incident involved a "white man" pulling a gun on "black Muslim teens.”

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One of the teens involved, who asked not to be identified, said one of their phone apps didn't work when trying to pay for food.

The teen alleged the man made a comment that they must be using an EBT card, a food stamp card to pay, saying that's why it didn't work.

The teenager said they asked the man if he made that comment because of their race.

They say he replied, "yes."

The incident is still under investigation.

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