Cops searching for man who had rifle in Loop parking garage

Chicago police are hoping the public will help them track down a man who appeared to be armed with a silver rifle inside a Metra parking garage in the Loop on Thursday afternoon.

CPD released three images of a man, one of which shows him carrying a chrome weapon.

CPD released these images of the man who was allegedly carrying a silver rifle inside a Metra parking garage downtown. | CPD

Officers responded to the Metra garage at 414 South LaSalle around 1:47 p.m. after several callers reported seeing the man with the gun.

According to CPD, the suspect was wearing a black winter jacket with dark jeans. He had a red bandana hanging out of his back right pocket and also carried a silver and black backpack, police said.

Witnesses last saw him walking west on Polk Street.

Anyone with information about the man can call Central (1st) District police at 312-745-4290.

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