Police are hunting a 22-year-old man who pointed his gun at police in a stand-off in George Town in the early hours on Sunday.
Armed officers on patrol near McField Square had attempted to question the man, who police named as Jonathan Welcome, from Bodden Town.
During the confrontation, the man pulled a gun and pointed the weapon at the officers.
A police officer pulled his firearm in response and commanded Welcome to drop his weapon, but the gunman refused to comply, police said.
A police statement said the officer had exercised “extraordinary restraint and concern for public safety” as a large crowd had gathered nearby.
“The man, while pointing the gun at the officers, fled into the densely populated area of Rock Hole where he was able to elude capture,” the statement said.
Police on Monday issued a photograph of Welcome, along with an appeal for public assistance to locate him. They said he was considered “armed and dangerous” and should not be approached.
Police are urging anyone with information about Mr. Welcome’s whereabouts to call them on 949-4222 or to call Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS). Anonymous tips can be also be placed online at www.tipsubmit.com/.