Man with gun, bulletproof vest spotted 2 nights in row in Arapahoe County

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - There are stepped up law enforcement patrols along the Highline Canal in Centennial after a man with a gun and wearing a bullet-proof vest is spotted two nights in a row along the canal.

The first call came in Tuesday just before sunset The Sheriff's office received a report of a man wearing a bullet proof vest and holding a pistol in his hand.  He was described as white, wearing khaki pants, and a blue shirt under the ballistic vest.

A short time later, he was spotted a few blocks away at Milliken Park.

A witness told 7NEWS she saw a man on Wednesday with tactical gear on and a gun strapped to his right leg.  The 911 dispatcher told her not to approach him

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office said the man's apparent open carry is a violation of park rules set by South Suburban Parks and Recreation.

The sheriff's office also notified  Littleton Police who sent officers to help search for the man. So far, they haven't found him. 

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