A man wanted by Ansonia police is on the run after struggling with officers and escaping at the Maple Street Plaza Thursday afternoon, according to police.
Police said an officer in the area stopped to investigate suspicious activity and saw the suspect trying to conceal alcohol. He also had a handgun in his waistband.
According to police, a struggle ensued when the officer approached to investigate. The suspect left the handgun in a parked car, which police seized as evidence.
The suspect is known to the Ansonia Police Department and authorities expect to file charges, police said.
Authorities are investigating.