The Albert Lea Police Department responded to a call of a man who had displayed a handgun and told the 22-year-old male victim to come with him just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The incident occurred at the basketball courts at James Avenue and Frank Avenue next to the Aquatic Center.

The victim told police that the suspect had come up and asked to play basketball with him.

The victim fled on foot after the handgun was shown.

Police say the suspect then walked back to his vehicle and headed southbound on Frank Avenue.

The victim was not injured in the incident. The suspect was described as a 5' 8 white male in his mid-20s to early 30s wearing glasses.

The suspect vehicle is described as a silver van with rust along the bottom with white tape on the rear passenger tail light.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Albert Lea Police Department at 507.377.5200  .