Man allegedly returns to restaurant with loaded gun after bill dispute


Wmariam has since been released after posting a $10,000 bond.

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WDVM) — A Maryland man has been arrested following an altercation at a downtown Silver Spring restaurant where he allegedly showed a handgun.

Daniel Wmariam, 51, of Rockville, is charged with possession of a loaded handgun and reckless endangerment.

Montgomery County police responded to an Ethiopian restaurant in the 8300 block of Georgia Avenue. Police said Wmariam, who was allegedly intoxicated, threatened a restaurant employee over an issue with his bill. Wmariam allegedly told the employee he would return to the restaurant with a handgun, and police said he actually did come back with a loaded revolver.

Wmariam has since been released after posting a $10,000 bond.


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