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Off-duty police officer carjacked in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say an off-duty Atlanta police officer was held at gunpoint and then carjacked at a traffic light.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/1aWeiX9) that the crime happened around 3 a.m. Sunday on North Avenue at Argonne Avenue.

Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said the suspect walked to the officer's vehicle and pointed a handgun at him. The suspect demanded the officer's phone and ordered him to leave his vehicle.

Police later located the vehicle -- as well as a pistol the officer had inside it -- near the corner of Freemont and Adelle streets.

The suspect remains at large.

 

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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