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UCLA police release sketch of suspect who displayed handgun in Westwood (Update)

Suspect sketch
UCPD
Updated October 21

UCLA police today released an artist’s sketch of a suspect who displayed a handgun to a student in Westwood early Friday.

The incident occurred at about 12:15 a.m. Friday as a female student was walking south on the 400 block of Landfair Avenue, campus police said in a crime alert. The suspect lifted his shirt, displaying a handgun that was tucked in his waistband, police said. The student fled, and the suspect was last seen running west toward Midvale Avenue.

The suspect was described as a man of Hispanic or Middle Eastern descent, approximately 20 to 25 years old, 6 feet tall with a stocky build. He had brown, medium-length hair and facial stubble and was wearing a white, collared shirt with the sleeves rolled up, blue jeans and white basketball shoes.

Police said they are increasing patrols in the area.

Campus police ask that anyone with the information about the incident contact detectives at 310-825-1491.

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