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Palm Beach Police Conducting Manhunt for Suspect Who Pointed Gun at Deputy

A manhunt is underway for a man who allegedly pointed a gun at a Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy this morning.

Police say the deputy fired a single shot in response, but the suspect ran off uninjured.

Now cops are sweeping the West Palm Beach neighborhood where the incident occurred.

According to the sheriff's office, the deputy pulled the man over at around 9:30 Thursday morning at Haverhill Road and Caribbean Boulevard.

The driver pulled over. A passenger then got out and pointed his gun at the deputy.

The officer fired his gun at the man, who turned and ran between homes in the suburban neighborhood.

K-9 units and the sheriff's chopper are scouring the area for the man. According to an sheriff's office spokesperson, they believe to have found the man's gun.

Police do not believe the suspect was injured in the shooting.

We'll update this post as more information comes in

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