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Search for Suspect Who Fired Weapon at Oakland Police Officer

A search for a suspect who police said fired a weapon at an officer prompted street closures in Oakland early Friday.

The officer was not struck in the incident, police said.

Officers and a SWAT team searched for hours in the area of the area of 23rd Avenue and 17th Street, near Garfield Park, before calling the search off just before 8 a.m. A gun was recovered during the investigation, police said.

The incident started at 3 a.m. when an officer was in a foot pursuit of a suspect, who then turned toward the cop and "discharged a firearm."

No other information was immediately available.

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