Woodstock police are asking people to avoid a neighbourhood near the city’s downtown as they continue to search for a man who may be carrying a shotgun.
Police said they responded to the area of Huron Street and Knightsbridge Road at around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday after a report of a man carrying what resembled a shotgun.
The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s wearing a dark, zipped hoodie, blue jeans and a dark baseball cap. Officials said he may be wearing sunglasses.
Police are asking people to stay away from the area while officers continue with their search and canvass the neighbourhood.
Meanwhile, homeowners and businesses in the area are asked to check any surveillance footage for the suspect matching the description seen between 5:15 pm and 5:30 pm.
Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Woodstock Police Service or Crime Stoppers.