all-points bulletin

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all-points bulletin

(in the US) an alert broadcast to all police officers within an area, instructing the arrest of a suspect
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all′-points` bul′letin

a broadcast alert from one police station to all others in an area, state, etc., as with instructions to arrest a particular suspect or suspects. Abbr.: APB
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Althwaikh also told Arriola that an all-points bulletin had been issued to police and immigration posts in Kuwait and other Gulf Cooperation Council member states.
Kuwaiti Ambassador to the Philippines Musaed Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh on Friday said an all-points bulletin has been issued to police and immigration posts in Kuwait and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states for the arrest of a Kuwaiti national who allegedly raped a Filipina household worker in that country early this month.
'I have been informed that a province-wide dragnet operation is underway, while an all-points bulletin has been raised to all municipal police stations to possibly intercept the suspects,' said Albayalde.
'We have put out an all-points bulletin (APB) to all police stations and units to locate for the suspect,' said the source.
He sounds the alarm, and police and taxi inspectors put out an all-points bulletin. The cab, its valuable cargo intact, is tracked down hours later--just in time for Ma's evening concert.
When Larry Gray's rangers send out an all-points bulletin, they generally don't know much about the height and weight of the suspects they're after.
All-points bulletin: Be on the lookout for wandering runaway.
Having realised Terlemes was missing, the Central Prisons immediately notified the police, who put out an all-points bulletin with the man's details.
The police then issued an all-points bulletin to apprehend M.F.A at all the entry points of the UAE.
An all-points bulletin hasbeen put out for the suspects throughout the ports and borders of the UAEin bidto catch them.
Authorities released an all-points bulletin for a gray Honda CRV around 10 p.m., believing that Dzhokhar may have hijacked the vehicle in a bid to reach New York.
Eugene police issued a statewide all-points bulletin for the car early Tuesday morning, after an 84-year-old woman reported that a man had attacked her after sneaking into her home off Cal Young Road in north Eugene's Sheldon area.

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