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Disgruntled employee threatens to "shoot the place up" at valley Burger King

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Steven Ramirez (Source: LVMPD) Steven Ramirez (Source: LVMPD)

Metro police said they are investigating an incident inside a Burger King restaurant on West Cheyenne near Rainbow Boulevard on Tuesday. 

According to Lt. David Gordon, shortly before 8:30 p.m., a 30-year-old man, identified as Steven Ramirez, walked into the fast food restaurant where he had previously worked, he demanded to his manager that his hours be increased after they were pushed back to 30 hours per week.

Ramirez told the manager he did not want to “shoot the place up.”

The manager quickly called 9-1-1 and had six employees and four customers leave discretely out a back door.

Police, including Metro’s air unit, arrived on scene soon after. They entered the business and took Ramirez into custody.

After further investigation, a 30 round magazine with a semi-auto rifle was in Ramirez's pocket.  

According to the search warrant for the suspect’s backpack, police found a partially disassembled semi-auto rifle and a machete knife.

He had those items with him when he was in the restaurant.

No injuries were reported.

Ramirez was booked into the Clark County Detention Center for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, carrying a concealed machete without a permit, and own or possession of a gun by a prohibited person. 

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