OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police officers in Oakland are searching for an armed suspect who allegedly pointed a gun at another person and fled into nearby yards east of Lake Merritt on Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Police said just after 2 p.m. that officers were engaged in a search in the area of Sixth Avenue between East 15th Street and Foothill Boulevard.

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A bystander said that a helicopter and dog were being used in the search.

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The suspect had pointed a gun at another person and then fled into nearby yards, according to police. There were no reports of any injuries.

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