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RCMP seek public’s help following reports of a man with a weapon in Perth-Andover

The New Brunswick RCMP are asking for assistance as they attempt to identify a man. File/Global News

New Brunswick RCMP is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who is possibly armed with a weapon who was spotted in Perth-Andover Saturday.

Police say that at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers responded to a call about a man walking a trail near Grierson Street with what appeared to be a firearm.

People attending an event at the nearby Royal Canadian Legion were asked to stay inside while police searched for the man, RCMP say.

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A Police Service Dog was deployed to the scene to assist in the search.

Shortly after 10:00 p.m., officers advised those in the Legion that they could leave as the immediate area had been cleared.

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Ultimately, police say the man was not found. He was last spotted running into a wooded area near Legion Street.

The man is described as being short and bald. He was wearing jeans, no shirt but with a grey t-shirt wrapped around his arm.

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He reportedly had several tattoos.

RCMP are asking anyone who has information on the man to contact police 506-273-5000 or to call Crime Stoppers.

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