South Burlington restaurant evacuated after firearm incident

A McDonald's restaurant was evacuated Sunday after police say an employee tossed ammunition on a grill and the rounds started exploding. (Source: WCAX)
Published: Jul. 24, 2022 at 11:31 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2022 at 12:09 PM EDT
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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A South Burlington fast-food restaurant was evacuated Sunday after police say an employee tossed ammunition on a grill and the rounds started exploding.

Police were called to the McDonald’s restaurant on Shelburne Road in South Burlington Sunday just after 5 p.m.

Officers say an employee caused a disturbance with a handgun and ammunition. Police say some of the bullets were placed on the hot grill and began exploding.

Police were able to coax the employee into surrendering peacefully. The unidentified employee was transported to the UVM Medical Center for observation.

Everyone else was evacuated. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Police are still investigating this incident. There’s no word yet on whether any charges will be filed.

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