A Lawrence man is facing gun charges after brandishing a gun at a landscaper outside a fast-food restaurant, police said.
Lawrence police were called to the Wendy’s on Hampshire Street at about noon on Thursday for a report of a man threatening another man with a gun.
When police arrived at the restaurant, a landscaper told them while he was using a leaf blower, some grass clippings blew into the air onto a black Acura sedan. A man in that car then got into a verbal altercation with the landscaper and brandished a firearm that was tucked into his waistband, police said.
The car was located a few minutes later and the driver, identified as Franklin Mauel Laras, 21, was arrested. A firearm was found in his waistband, police said.
Laras will be arraigned in Lawrence District Court charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, and other firearm related charges.
Laras is not licensed to carry a firearm, police said.