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Glendale police: Report of gunman at gym likely a prank

April 30, 2012

A report of a man with a rifle near the Foothill Athletic Club on Sunday may have been the result of a prank call, police said.

Someone called police about 12:25 a.m. to report seeing a man dressed in camouflage headed into a hillside with a gun near the gym on the 3900 block of Lowell Avenue, Glendale police said.

Gym members denied reporting or seeing the man, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

A Los Angeles Police Department helicopter searched the hillside and made announcements over its public address system urging the man to come out, but the air crew was unable to find him.

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Police tried calling the reporting party, but were unable reach them, Lorenz said.

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA

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