Drunken customer threatened Silver Spring restaurant employees with a gun, police say

Montgomery County police say a Rockville man was drunk when he threatened employees at a Silver Spring Ethiopian restaurant with a gun over the weekend.

Police responded to Langano Ethiopian Restaurant around 10:35 p.m. on Saturday.

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When police arrived, an employee told them Daniel Wmarian had been inside the restaurant earlier in the evening, but left after disputing a bill, threatening to return later with a gun.

According to police, when Wmarian did return, he told them he had a gun.

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They say Wmarian appeared to be “extremely intoxicated.”

An employee reportedly told police that they saw him throw a gun away when police entered the restaurant.

When they checked, police found a discarded loaded Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver.

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Police took Wmarian into custody, charging him with possession of a loaded handgun, as well as reckless endangerment.

He was jailed, but released after posting a $10,000 bond.