STURBRIDGE, Mass. (WWLP) – There is a potentially armed and dangerous man in the area of Route 15 in Sturbridge on Friday.

Massachusetts State Police had a vehicle not stop for them on Route 48. At approximately 10:30 a.m., the vehicle was found on Route 15 around Leadmine Road, but the driver is missing, according to the Sturbridge Police Department. Holland Police Department joined in on the search, according to a post on social media.

The search was extended into Holland, however, there was no direct information that the suspect was in Holland. Multiple K-9 units, tactical personnel, and an air wing were used to try and find the unknown male operator. The Massachusetts State Police announced that the search is suspended. The driver has not been found, and it is believed that he fled the area.

At this time, it is uncertain if the operator is armed however, the driver is considered dangerous. The driver was described as a white man, and the Sturbridge Police are asking you not to approach anyone in that area that is unfamiliar to you.

If anything seems out of place, contact 508-347-2525 extension 0 or call 9-1-1 with any information.