WEST WARREN, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts State Police and Warren Police have suspended their search for a suspect in the West Warren area Thursday night.

Massachusetts State Police told 22News police attempted to stop a driver for a traffic violation on Main Street in West Warren Thursday night. The vehicle stopped but the suspect then fled the area on foot.

Warren Police said the suspect was in the area of Main Street and South Street. Residents were urged to lock their doors Thursday night. However, police say there is no longer a threat to the public.

Police say the suspect may have been armed. He is described as a light skin Black man, approximately 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, has a light mustache and is wearing a black Adidas sweatshirt with white stripes. State Police told 22News K-9 units were in the area searching for the suspect.

Massachusetts State Police will continue to investigate the incident.