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Brookhaven police no longer searching for suspect near Lavista Park

The suspect ran from a traffic stop.

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. — Brookhaven Police say they are no longer searching the area around Lavista Park for a suspect on Tuesday morning.

Around 9:30 a.m., police were urging residents to stay inside in the area of Lavista Park near Kingsley Circle where a search for a suspect was underway. 

"No weapons were seen, but officers ask the public to seek alternate routes and ask those nearby to stay indoors until all clear given," police said in a statement.

They said a man ran from a traffic stop. 

An update from police now says the suspect is not in custody, but there is no known danger to the public.

"Thank you for your assistance as we searched the area. Officers likely to remain nearby for several hours," police said. 

They said the man, described as Black, is around 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11, weighing around 220 pounds, with a muscular build, green shorts, and a gray shirt.

They urge residents to call authorities if they see him. 

Return to 11Alive.com for updates. 

Update at 9:45am: Police no longer searching Lavista Park. The suspect is not in custody. He is described as a Black...

Posted by Brookhaven, GA Police Department on Tuesday, August 3, 2021