Update: Suspect apprehended!
“This is a message from the Palo Alto Police Department. We are asking for your help with locating a suspect who may be hiding in your neighborhood.
Shortly after 12:35 p.m. this afternoon, a suspect fled from a car stop and was chased on foot by officers into the neighborhood north of University Av. The suspect is currently somewhere in the area of Hawthorne Av. and Waverley St., and we believe he may be hiding in private yards. We are currently searching residences with a K-9 unit in an attempt to locate the suspect.
The suspect is a black male adult, about 45 years old. He is about six feet tall. He is wearing a white shirt and blue pants. We have no information about whether the suspect is armed or not. If you see this person, please call 9-1-1 immediately.
We will send another phone message once the search ends or the suspect is apprehended. A press release will follow later this afternoon. This concludes the message from the Palo Alto Police Department.”