* Eduardo Ricardo Prado was Arrested on Suspicion of Brandishing a Firearm in a Walnut Creek Restaurant
Published by Staff Reporter on June 18, 2011
Officers arrested a man suspected of brandishing a firearm at a busy restaurant in Walnut Creek Friday night, police said. Police responded to Cinco de Mayo restaurant at 1372 Locust St. at around 7:50 p.m. after receiving several reports that a man had walked in to the restaurant and pointed a gun at several employees while yelling at them in spanish.
Officers spotted a man who fit the suspect description at the corner of Locust and Cypress streets. Police detained 50-year-old Eduardo Ricardo Prado of Concord and allegedly found a realistic-looking replica handgun on his person, according to police.
Prado was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a firearm, making terrorist threats, and being in possession of fraudulent identification. He is being detained at Martinez County Jail on $75,000 bail.
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