Police search for man who pulled gun at Wisconsin mall

MADISON, Wis. -- Madison police were searching Monday evening for a man who pulled out a handgun at West Towne Mall.

Police said they received a report about 5 p.m. Monday that several people were fighting near Sears.

Police said two young men were sitting on a bench in the mall when several men came up, and there was an argument between the two groups. The larger group invited the two young men to go outside, police said.

At one point, a man from the smaller group pulled out a black semiautomatic handgun, police said. The gun was not pointed at anyone but just displayed, police said.

The man with the gun subsequently fled the mall, and police said they were unable to locate him in the area.

Madison police said the suspect was described as a black man about 18-to-19 years old, standing 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build. Police said he was wearing a red sweater with an orange vest and was armed with a black semiautomatic handgun.

Madison police said no one was injured.

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