A North Carolina man who sent customers and employees scrambling when he fired a shot inside a northwest Washington pizzeria told police he went there to investigate an online conspiracy theory involving the restaurant and high-ranking Democrats.
Police received a report of a man armed with a rifle at Comet Ping Pong about 3 p.m. Sunday.
The gunman pointed a weapon at an employee, who fled and called police, police said.
A bartender at Comet, who said he didn’t see a gun himself, told News4 everyone inside started to panic as the man walked to the back of the restaurant. Customers and employees fled the restaurant.
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