A video that appears to show a man pull out a gun during an argument with a group of teens in a parking lot has been shared more than 12,000 times now – and police say they're looking into it.
The video was posted to Facebook on April 12. There's some strong language, so keep that in mind before you watch.
Posted by Faysal Ali on Wednesday, April 12, 2017
It starts mid-confrontation, with an adult man and woman arguing with a group of teens in the parking lot of a Wendy's, located in the Twin Cities suburb of Edina. It happened the afternoon of April 11, Kaylin Eidsness, a public information officer for Edina police, told GoMN.
A few seconds in, one of the teens starts to walk toward the man, and the woman says, "I wouldn't do it." Then, as the camera pans down, you can see the man reach to his side and appear to pull out a real gun. It's not clear whether the man ever points the gun at anyone, or makes any other gesture with it.
The woman then tells him to "put it away," and both sides bark at each other. The woman says the teens were in a store, playing with NERF guns when she told them to stop; they say that's not what happened, and accuse the man of using racial slurs against them.
Eidsness said the incident is under investigation right now, so police can't give many details. But she did note nobody was arrested, and said the report was filed as a miscellaneous public disturbance.
She added detectives hope to have things finalized later this week, at which point more information could become public. Whether charges end up being filed would be up to the city attorney.
In Minnesota, it's legal to carry a pistol as long as you have a permit to carry.