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Barefoot Gunman Stashes Loaded Gun in Locker at Astoria Pool, Police Say

 The man fled after fellow pool-goers witnessed him with the weapon, according to police.
The man fled after fellow pool-goers witnessed him with the weapon, according to police.
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DNAinfo/Jeanmarie Evelly; Inset: NYPD

ASTORIA — A man brought more than just his towel along for a dip at Astoria Park Pool, stashing a loaded gun in one of the facility's lockers, then fleeing after pool-goers spotted him with the weapon, according to the NYPD. 

The suspect — caught on surveillance footage strolling barefoot with a bathing suit and towel — visited Astoria Pool on Aug. 6, where he placed a loaded 9mm Kel-Tech firearm in a locker, police said.

The man fled after witnesses spotted him with the weapon, according to police. He wore a blue bathing suit and a white baseball cap.