Palo Alto police detain suspect that prompted Nordstrom lockdown

Police search for a possibly armed suspect in Palo Alto, Calif. on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. (KGO-TV)

Palo Alto officers say they have safely detained a suspect who they say brandished a possible handgun during a nearby road rage incident, prompting a lockdown at Nordstrom.

The suspect allegedly brandished what may have been a handgun during a road rage incident in the area, police said shortly before 11:30 a.m.

Officers found the suspect's vehicle at the Nordstrom department store parking lot located near Sand Hill Road between Vineyard Lane and Arboretum Road, police said.

The store was under a lockdown for precautionary reasons until about 11:45 a.m., according to police.

The suspect is described as an Asian man with a goatee and wearing a dark blue dress shirt with embroidery on the front, according to police.
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