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Man in blond wig shot at officers on Friday: police

Hamilton police's Emergency Response Unit, ACTION unit and K9 unit searched for the man on Friday and Saturday near Britannia Avenue and London Street North.

The man fired at officers while on the run, prompting an intense search for him this weekend

Hamilton police used multiple units on Friday and Saturday to look for a man in a blond wig who may have shot at them during a foot chase. (Bobby Hristova/CBC)

A man wearing a blond wig shot at police while on the run this weekend and Hamilton police say they are still looking for him, despite intense searches from multiple units.

Police say they responded to reports of a suspicious man on Jan. 31 near Ottawa Street North and Edinburgh Avenue.

The man, officers say, was climbing a fire escape of a building and heading toward the roof when police spotted him. The man reportedly ran away and fired what looked like a handgun at police.

"A short distance later, police caught up to the male who positioned a female between himself and the officers to deter his arrest," reads a release from police.

The man ran south and was last seen near Britannia Avenue and London Street North.

Hamilton Police Emergency Response, ACTION and K9 Units were on scene soon after.

Weekend search for suspect

Hours later, police say another tip came in about a resident scuffled with the suspect after he appeared on her property.

The man got away and the resident had minor injuries.

On top of the other units, Hamilton police also used a drone "for several hours but were unable to locate the male."

Investigators looked for the man on Friday and Saturday near Britannia Avenue and London Street North but haven't found him.

The man is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached if seen.

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Bobby Hristova

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Bobby Hristova is a reporter/editor with CBC Hamilton. Email: bobby.hristova@cbc.ca