Police surround home after officer involved in scuffle with armed man

Local News

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A portion of W. Main Street at Jefferson Avenue was shut down on Friday night after a police officer was involved in a scuffle with an armed suspect.

Police were called to the area around 10:30 p.m. for a report of a fight. When officers arrived, two men who were involved in the fight began trying to fight with the officers. One officer ended up in a brief scuffle with one man who they say had a gun in his waistband.

The suspect was able to get away from the officer and ran into a home. Police shut down the street and surrounded the home. Eventually, they determined the suspect had escaped through a window, leaving the gun behind.

The area was reopened around midnight.

Police described the suspect as a black male who was wearing a white sweater and white stone-washed jeans.

Police said they will continue to search for the suspect.

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