BPD search for armed suspect caught on video
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Police in Boston are asking for the public's help as they search for a suspect after disturbing video shows a masked man pointing a gun at a woman in Hyde Park - and then pulling the trigger.
It was all caught by surveillance cameras on Crown Point Drive in Hyde Park. Video shows a man getting out of the back passenger door of a car and walking up to a woman. Police said he took out a gun and pulled the trigger but no shot was actually fired.
The man then got back into the rear passenger door and the car quickly pulled away.
The suspect was wearing a mask. Because he used a back passenger door it was likely someone else was driving the car. 7News spoke with neighbors who lived over there. They are worried because they weren't told about this.
“It is scary. I live here, so it’s very scary, it could happen to me too. We’re entitled to know what’s going on because we live here,” said Guerla Nicolas, a neighbor.
The incident captured on video happened in Hyde Park just before 6:30 Friday morning.
Investigators said despite the fact that the suspect pulled the trigger, no shots were fired.
According to police, the man had a mask on at the time, so the victim didn't get a chance to see his face.
He was also wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
Officers said the person they are looking for is about five feet, 10 inches tall and has a medium build.
Boston Police encouraged anyone with information that would aid the investigation to call them.