Yavapai County detectives continue to search for man with gun who threatened band camp

PRESCOTT, AZ - Yavapai County Sheriff's Office detectives are still looking for the man who threatened band camp attendees at the Emmanuel Pines Camp in Prescott just before 10 p.m. July 25.

Deputies responded to a call on July 25 stating that there was a man with a gun who had threatened members of the Peoria High School band who were practicing on the field.

The man had brandished his weapon during the entire ordeal, according to police.

Although the incident lasted just less than a minute, the man told the group that nighttime wasn't an appropriate time to practice and that pointed the gun at students and staff multiple times.

He left the scene and remained out of sight after the incident and the 52 members of the band were moved from the field and placed on lockdown.

Detectives have gotten many calls and have narrowed down the area where the suspect most likely lives.

A security video was also sent in to be enhanced in hopes of getting a clearer picture of the suspect.

Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 50's with shorter grey hair. He is around 6 feet tall and spoke with some sort of accent, possibly British or New Yorker.

One witness said that his speech seemed to be slurred, but didn't notice an accent.

At the time of the incident he was wearing grey basketball shorts with a side stripe and a reddish colored polo shirt.

He has a "beer belly" and was "really tan," according to witnesses.

They say he also had some sort of tattoo on his right forearm.

The gun is said to have been a black semi-automatic handgun with a short barrel.

If you have any information on the incident, contact Yavapai County Sheriff's Office at 928-771-3260.

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