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all-points bulletin

n
(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


n.
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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California media has been blasted with all-points bulletins regarding the so-called "Skateboard Bandit," who is the prime suspect in two Wells Fargo bank robberies.

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