Teen reportedly robs McDonald's at gunpoint, pistol whips manager


FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Fall River police say they have charged a 14-year-old boy with robbing a city McDonald's at gunpoint and pistol whipping the manager.

Police say the boy entered the restaurant at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday wearing a mask and brandishing a gun. He struck the manager in the face with the gun and ordered the manager to take him to the safe.

Police tell The Herald News the boy placed money from the safe inside a black duffel bag and left the store on foot. He was apprehended by officers a short time later running down the street.

The suspect's name was not released because of his age.

He was arraigned in juvenile court on charges including armed robbery while masked and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.