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Officers searching for armed suspect after police situation at Carl's Jr. in Phoenix

Posted: 5:07 PM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-13 01:26:22-04
Carl's Jr barricade situation

PHOENIX — Police are looking for a person suspected of making threats inside a Phoenix Carl's Jr. Monday afternoon.

Officers responded to the fast-food chain restaurant near 24th Street and Thomas Road around 4:30 p.m. after reports of a person inside making threats with a gun.

Police say a pedestrian was crossing the street when a car drove near the pedestrian who then pointed a gun at the vehicle. The man with the gun then went into Carl's Jr, according to police.

Officers arrived at the store within minutes and were told by customers that the suspect was in the bathroom. Employees and customers were safely evacuated, and officers secured the scene. Police worked to communicate with the suspect, who was believed to be in the bathroom. During that time, officers looked at surveillance video and saw that the suspect had walked in, but later left the store before police arrived.

No one was injured in this incident, and no shots were fired, according to Phoenix Police Sgt. Maggie Cox.

Police say they have a description of the suspect, and officers are searching the area.

The suspect has been described as an adult man between the ages of 20 to 25-years-old. He was wearing a white baseball cap and a white shirt.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Phoenix police at (602) 262-6151 or if they wish to remain anonymous, Silent Witness at 480-W-I-T-N-E-S-S, (480-948-6377) OR 480-T-E-S-T-I-G-O for Spanish speaking.