Man arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats at Cinco De Mayo restaurant

Walnut Creek police arrested a 50-year-old Concord man after, they say, he walked into Cinco de Mayo restaurant on Locust Street Friday evening, pointed a gun at employees in the busy restaurant and threatened them in Spanish.

Eduardo Ricardo Prado was booked into county jail on $75,000 bail on three counts of terrorist threats, brandishing a firearm and forgery. Brandishing Firearm/Terrorist Threats Arrest

The incident happened at about 7:50 p.m. at the restaurant in the 1300 block of Locust Street. Witnesses provided police with a description of the gunman who they say left on foot after brandishing the gun and making threats.

An officer spotted the man a few few minutes later at the corner of Locust and Cypress streets. He and other officers detained him at gunpoint and found on him what was a realistic looking replica of a handgun. Witnesses identified as the man who came into the restaurant.

4 thoughts on “Man arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats at Cinco De Mayo restaurant

  1. It sounds more to me like some law enforcement officer trying to pad his/her resume. In order to qualify as a “terrorist”, (as opposed to a run-of-the-mill sociopath or laid-off employee gone postal) there should be some significant number of people you threaten. Except for the 2AM trying-to-get-sober business, Cinco De Mayo has never seemed to me to be all that popular.


  2. Hey obiwan,

    So since it never seemed to be all that popular anyone with a gun should be allowed to come in and make terrorist threats.

    Sounds like maybe you are the terrorist.


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