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Police search for suspect in Capitol Hill IHOP leftovers gun threat

Police were searching for a customer who pulled a gun after a manager told him he couldn’t grab food off other tables at IHOP in an assault reported early Saturday morning at the E Madison 24-hour restaurant.

According to the SPD report on the 4:30 AM incident caught on security video, the man had come in and sat down before he began collecting food off other tables inside the diner. Staff told the man to stop and when the manager told the suspect that he also was not allowed to bring food from outside into the restaurant, the man became even more upset.


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According to police, the suspect pulled out what appeared to be a handgun from his waistband and pointed it as the manager walked away.

“The suspect then held the gun in his hand while he gathered his belongings and the food left on the table,” police write. “The suspect then went over to the next table and grabbed a bunch of condiments and put them in a plastic grocery bag.”

He fled the restaurant and was last seen leaving the area on foot. Police searched for the suspect but made no arrests. There were no reported injuries.

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