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Fargo police search fails to find suspect reported to be carrying gun

FARGO — Officers searched for a male reportedly walking around an apartment complex with a handgun early Monday, Feb. 6, near the Walmart on 13th Avenue South, but were unable to find him, the Fargo Police Department said.

Officers were sent to 4930 15th Ave. S. about 12:53 a.m. to investigate a report of a male with a gun, Deputy Chief Joe Anderson said.

The person who made the report had been smoking on his balcony on the north side of the building at that address when he saw a male walk into the north entryway of the building. The male reportedly held a cellphone in one hand and a black handgun, similar to a Glock, in the other, Anderson said.

He described the suspect as having a medium to heavy build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, a face mask, black pants, white shoes, and orange gloves with yellow lettering on them.

The male then left the entryway and walked east on 15th Avenue South until the complainant lost sight of him, Anderson said.

When officers arrived, they set up a perimeter, Anderson said. At one point, officers believed they saw someone matching the description in the area, but were unable to make contact with him, he said.

Officers tried using a police dog to track the suspect, but that was unsuccessful, as was a systematic search of apartments in the area, Anderson said.