Update: The man has been found safe. Here's the updated story.


Original Story: Police have asked Old Town residents to stay in their homes as they search for a possibly armed man.

WABI-TV reports the University of Maine sent out an emergency alert Tuesday morning informing people that Old Town Police are trying to find a man described as being 6'2" tall, black, weighing 220 pounds. Officials say he's wearing shorts, no shirt, and has a tattoo on his chest. The man who was last seen near the Old Town elementary school, near the bike path, is said to be suicidal and may have a knife.

At 9:30, helicopters could be seen near the dam in Old Town as the man lay on a rock, in the middle of the river, near the mill site.

Anyone who sees someone matching this description is asked to call University of Maine Police at 581-4040.

We'll update this story as more details become available. 

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