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Published November 13, 2011, 11:09 PM

UPDATED: McDonald's robbery suspect burned with grease as workers fought him, police say; WDAY video inside

FARGO – A Duluth, Minn., man accused of robbing a McDonald’s restaurant at gunpoint Sunday night in south Fargo was burned with cooking grease as he allegedly fought with two employees, one of whom also suffered injuries, Fargo Police Lt. Joel Vettel said.

FARGO – A Duluth, Minn., man accused of robbing a McDonald’s restaurant at gunpoint Sunday night in south Fargo was burned with cooking grease as he allegedly fought with two employees, one of whom also suffered injuries, Fargo Police Lt. Joel Vettel said.

Andrew Harland Salus, 30, was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery, aggravated assault and preventing arrest.

Witnesses who reported the disturbance at about 11 p.m. at 1001 38th St. S. told police a male entered the restaurant, displayed a handgun and demanded money from employees, Vettel said.

When police arrived, the two male employees were still fighting with the suspect, Vettel said, noting part of the fight took place behind the counter.

Salus sustained cuts to the head and burns to his upper body from the hot grease, while the injured employee sustained a cut to his head and a broken bone, Vettel said.

“It was obviously a very physical fight,” he said.

No shots were fired, and police are investigating whether the reported handgun “was actually a firearm at all,” Vettel said.

The suspect and injured employees were taken to separate hospitals with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, he said.

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