Suspect threatens man with handgun in Berkeley


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Berkeley Police Department is investigating an incident regarding a suspect who made criminal threats to another community member, according to a Nixle alert released Tuesday afternoon.

About 6 p.m. Wednesday, a 38-year-old man parked his vehicle on Parker Street near Dana Street when another vehicle came speeding down the road, the alert said. The man yelled at the passing driver to “slow down,” and the speeding vehicle stopped abruptly, with skidding wheels.

The alert said the suspect jumped out of the vehicle yelling and reached in his waistband before brandishing a handgun and threatening to kill the man. The man left the area because he feared for his safety, according to the alert.

Witnesses described the suspect as a white male, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a medium build, wearing a baseball cap and a black hooded top, the alert said. Witnesses also described the vehicle as a blue 4-door sedan that was last seen driving westbound on Parker Street.

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