WALTHAM (CBS) – Police are searching for a man described as armed and dangerous who is wanted for an assault early Monday morning in Waltham.

Waltham Police released a photo of Darren Dyette. He allegedly assaulted someone on Fourth Ave.

Dyette was seen around 5:30 a.m. in the area of Main Street and Bear Hill Road. He ran from police, prompting a search with a State Police helicopter and K-9 officers. The search was called off around 9:30 a.m.

Darren Dyette. (Image Credit: Waltham Police)

Residents received an alert Monday morning that police were searching the area of Main Street near the Weston line for a possibly armed suspect. People in the area were urged to lock their doors and call 911 to report any suspicious activity.

Though police are not certain Dyette has a gun with him, he mentioned a firearm during the Monday morning assault.

“If seen please contact 911,” police said. “DO NOT approach this person. He should be considered armed and dangerous.”

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