A McDonald’s restaurant in Salt Lake City, Utah found itself in a major police incident on Monday, Feb. 21, after a man threatened the store with a gun, before getting his 4-year-old child to shoot officers with the weapon at hand.

The incident occurred after a McDonald’s in Midvale got the man’s order wrong while he went through a drive-thru. The workers of that station were then surprised by a gun that the man had as he ordered the workers to get him the correct meal order, according to Fox 13.

A 4-year-old and 3-year-old child were reported with the man as he entered the drive-thru of the McDonald’s, the both of them being in the backseat of the vehicle.

The workers, while trying to get his meal order correct, also informed police officers of the man’s actions. The officers of the city responded quickly to the request, asking the man to come to the front of the restaurant’s parking, ABC4 reported.

The man refused to cooperate at first, but officers were able to get him to leave his vehicle. However, one of the officers saw “a firearm coming outside the vehicle.” The gun discharged, with the officer narrowly avoiding the line of fire.

Officers saw that the 4-year-old child was the one who discharged the weapon, with witnesses hearing the father command the child to shoot the officer. Officers did not shoot back against the child as they confiscated the gun and neutralized the situation.

In a statement to the press, UPD Sheriff Rosie Rivera bemoaned the surprising brutality faced by the officers during the ordeal.

“This campaign against police officers, this needs to stop. We're here to protect and serve, and this is getting out of hand,” UPD Sheriff Rosie Rivera said. “This is a child who thought it was okay to pull a firearm and shoot that firearm at police. I've never seen anything like this in my 28 years.”

The father of the children is currently in custody as the case continues to be investigated.

A Utah McDonald's was the scene of a distressing incident on Monday after a father reportedly asked his 4-year-old child to shoot at officers who were attempting to subdue him after his outburst at the store. This is a representational image. Thabang/Unsplash.

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