Police blocked streets around the Jefferson Davis campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on Friday as a sheriff’s helicopter crew helped police look for a wanted man.
Officials said a Gulfport police officer had tried pull a car over but a man got out of it and ran.
The man is wanted on a Circuit Court warrant on charges of possession of a controlled substance and failure to yield to blue lights and sirens, Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said.
The man is not considered armed and dangerous, he said.
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A Harrison County sheriff’s helicopter crew was in the area for a training exercise and assisted in the search, but the man, whose name was not released, had disappeared, Peterson said.