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Winchester Police Hunt for Armed Suspect

14 June 2018 News

Winchester Police are hunting for an armed suspect who tried to break into a private residence.

The search comes after authorities responded to a call for the attempted breaking and entering on East North Avenue at approximately 12:05 p.m. yesterday. The homeowner was inside his residence when the suspect, described as a light-skinned black male in his thirties with a muscular build, appeared on the homeowner’s back porch. After a brief exchange of words, the suspect reached for a visible black pistol in the front left pocket of his jeans, but did not brandish or fire the weapon. It was then that the homeowner fled the scene and notified police.

The Winchester Police Department SWAT team entered the residence, but did not find the suspect inside. The armed man was last seen wearing a black hoodies and light jeans; anyone with information as to his identity or location is asked to call the Winchester Police Department at 540-662-4131.

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