KITCHENER -- Woodstock police are searching for a suspect who was carrying what resembled a shotgun on Tuesday evening.

Officers were called to the area of Huron Street and Knightsbridge Road around 5:20 p.m. In a news release, officials said they're actively searching in the area.

The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s wearing a dark zipped hoodie, blue jeans, a dark baseball cap and possibly sunglasses.

Police have asked any homeowners or businesses in the area with video surveillance to check their footage for anyone matching that description between 5:15 and 5:30 p.m.

Officials are urging the public to avoid the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.​