An alert for parents and children in the Dresden Road and Taylor Street area of Zanesville. According to Zanesville Police, within the past 48 hours there have been two incidents where a male in a purple vehicle has acted in a threatening manner towards children in the neighborhood. The first incident happened Monday afternoon, when Police say a man driving a purple vehicle pointed a gun at crossing guards at Westview Elementary. Tuesday night, in the same area, police reported a man in a purple car tried to grab a boy on a bicycle. The suspect has been described as a white male or light complected black male, between 30 and 40 years old. Anyone with information about the suspect can call Zanesville Police at 455-0700.