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Police searching for man that appeared to point gun at TV news crew


Chicago police are searching for a man who appeared to point a gun at a reporter and camera crew for a Fox Chicago affiliate. 

The incident happened Wednesday between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. while the team was doing a report on gun violence in the city.

The Chicago Police Department has issued a community alert to request the public’s assistance in finding the man. Police are currently considering him a person of interest for aggravated assault with a firearm, according to police and the Fox affiliate

The alert states the man fled the scene on foot after the incident. The news station reported that no one was injured during the event. 

The incident happened amid heightened national attention to gun violence and gun control following mass shootings at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 14 and at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. 

The police department forwarded the community alert when The Hill reached out for comment. 

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