A Yonkers man fired a round from an assault rifle inside a city restaurant before fleeing the scene, police said Thursday.

Two patrons wrestled the AK-47 away from Melchised Vilchis-Rosas after he fired a shot into the wall at Moctezuma Restaurant on South Broadway Wednesday night, police said.

No one was injured.

Police released few details and said their investigation is continuing.

Vilchis-Rosas walked into the Mexican restaurant at 350 South Broadway about 10:50 Wednesday night and pulled out the assault rifle from a plastic bag he was carrying, police said.

The alleged gunman, a semiregular patron of Moctezuma for the last few months, had been in the bar and eatery earlier in the evening and drank about two beers, manager Jose Morales said.

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"There were no problems, nothing," he said.

Vilchis-Rosas returned later to the restaurant, went into the bathroom, and emerged brandishing the AK-47, Morales said.

Morales and three customers were the only other people in the restaurant at the time, he said.

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"I don't know what happened," he said. "He just shot the gun. It was crazy."

Two patrons struggled with Vilchis-Rosas and wrested the weapon from him, Morales said. Police later found the rifle and two loaded magazines at the restaurant.

Vilchis-Rosas ran out of the restaurant and drove away in a white van. He was caught by police about two miles away near his home at 34 Fairmount Ave.

Vilchis-Rosas, 42, was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment, felonies. He was sent to the city jail to await arraignment later Thursday in city court.

Members of his family could not be reached for comment.