Montgomery County Police Arrested Daniel Wmariam for Handgun Possession in Downtown Silver Spring Restaurant

Montgomery County Police Arrested Daniel Wmariam for Handgun Possession in Downtown Silver Spring Restaurant

Montgomery County, Maryland (STL.News)  Officers from the Montgomery County Department of Police -3rd District have arrested and charged Daniel Wmariam, age 51, of the 5100 block of Randolph Road in Rockville, with possession of a loaded handgun and reckless endangerment following an August 8 incident inside a restaurant in downtown Silver Spring.

On Saturday, August 8, at approximately 10:35 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the Langano Ethiopian Restaurant located at 8305 Georgia Avenue for the report of a suspect who was threatening restaurant employees and who was also possibly armed with a handgun.

Responding officers spoke with a restaurant employee who stated that the male suspect had been inside the restaurant earlier that evening but had left after a dispute over the bill.  Prior to leaving, the suspect stated to employees that he would return to the restaurant with his gun. A short time later, the suspect did return and told the employees that he was now armed with a handgun.

Officers located the suspect, now identified as Wmariam, inside the restaurant and escorted him outside.  Officers observed that Wmariam appeared to be extremely intoxicated.  A restaurant employee approached the officers and stated that he/she had observed Wmariam discard the handgun inside the restaurant as the officers entered.  Officers checked inside the restaurant and located a loaded Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver near where Wmariam had been sitting.

Wmariam was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit where he was charged with possession of a loaded handgun, reckless endangerment, and endangering the safety of persons while intoxicated.

Wmariam was released after posting a $10,000 bond.


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