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Palo Alto police investigate report of man with gun Tuesday night

Suspect remains at large

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who according to two witnesses was brandishing a firearm on the 100 block of California Avenue on Tuesday night.

At about 11:22 p.m. the police department's 24-hour dispatch center received a call from two people reporting that they saw a man pull out a gun from the waistband of his pants. He was pointing it at the ground and looking at an approaching car, police said.

Fearing for their safety, the two witnesses left the area and called police.

Police responded to the scene but were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds, with a thin build. He had blonde crew-cut hair and a beard and was wearing a white button-up shirt and dark jeans.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the police department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to paloalto@tipnow.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.

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