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Police search for man with a shotgun in Wilkes-Barre

Police blocked off several roads as they searched for a man with a shotgun in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Wilkes-Barre Police are searching for a man armed with a shotgun.

Investigators say a man fired several shots near an off-duty police officer in the area of Wyoming Street and Beaumont Street Monday evening.

The suspect then took off on foot.

Police shut down several roads in the city'd North End as they conducted their search.

On their Facebook page, Wilkes-Barre Township Police Department say they're searching for a white male, wearing dark clothing, and possibly carrying a shotgun.

Police say if you see the suspect, you are asked to call 911 immediately.

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