Palm Springs Police and SWAT respond to a suspicious circumstance at Pete’s Hideaway. The area has since been cleared and police say there’s no threat to the public.
Just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to the 600 block of S. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs.
— Palm Springs PD (@PalmSpringsPD) September 21, 2021
Witnesses on the scene tell NBC Palm Springs a man was held up inside the restaurant with a gun. Everyone inside of the restaurant except for the suspected person with a weapon left the building. Once police were able to enter the building, there was no one inside.
There’s no word on when the man left the scene or if he did have a weapon on him.
South Palm Canyon Drive near Sunny Dunes Road was closed during the incident but has since reopened.