MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett Police continue to search for a potentially armed man who has threatened to harm himself and others, and police are asking some residents to continue to shelter in place.

Mattapoisett Police say that at approximately 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, they were notified of an assault that occurred in town. The male party involved in the assault made statements threatening to harm himself and others, including the police.

The male suspect did have access to a firearm, and reportedly left his home and went into the wooded area around his home.

The Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (SEMLEC) SWAT team was activated to assist in the search for the male suspect. Massachusetts State Police Air Wing was also notified and responded to assist in the search.

A reverse 911 notification was made to residents in the area requesting that they shelter in place and notify the police of any suspicious activity.

Police say that as of 10:20 p.m., the search is still active. Residents in the area of Crystal Spring Road and Acushnet Road should continue to shelter in place.

At this time, there is no additional information available.