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The University of Maine Police Department, along with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man following an alleged social media threat.
Police are searching for Afshin Zarechian, 20, of Manchester, New Hampshire. He is 5’9” and 150 pounds with dark hair, eyes and skin complexion. He was last seen driving an older model of a green BMW with a New Hampshire license plate number, RICCH, officials said.
It is currently unknown what Zarechian’s connection to the university is or what was said in the threat. In an emergency alert sent out to students and staff, university police urged the community to “remain vigilant and aware of surroundings.”
According to another alert sent around 2 p.m. there is no indication that Zarechian is in the area, however, police are taking precautions in case he was to arrive nearby. Although the university is not in lockdown, extra police patrols are in the area, it read.
The university’s baseball team has postponed its double header against the University of Hartford due to the ongoing investigation.
Husson University also sent out an alert to students and staff urging them to be on the lookout for the man.
Police are asking the public to call 207-581-4040 if they see Zarechian or his vehicle.
Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified the type of vehicle Zarechian was last seen in.