… by a gun-wielding man wearing a velvet top hat and a black bandana, according to scanner traffic.

Police were chasing the suspect, who was driving a green/grey Mazda 6, around the Highway 299/Glendale Ave. area. They seem to have lost him at the moment. If I understand this correctly, they’re currently chasing him on foot somewhere near Fieldbrook Road, and are calling in K-9 support.

Be advised.

UPDATE, 1:52 p.m.: Northbound Fieldbrook Road is closed. Cops are setting up a perimeter. Based on the license plates of the Mazda, the suspect is a thirtyish man from Hoopa who is already wanted on a burglary charge.

UPDATE, 1:53 p.m.: Or on probation for a burglary charge, rather. 

UPDATE, 1:56 p.m.: Dispatchers say the suspect is lurking around 549 Fieldbrook Road — possible inside the residence there.

UPDATE, 2:37 p.m.: Not a lot of news. The suspect’s mother was spotted heading west on 299, per scanner.

UPDATE, 2:57 p.m. Had to move away from the scanner for a while. May have lost the plot.

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