An intense manhunt is underway in Alexander County at this time.
Around 8:30 am, a suspicious male was spotted following an attempted break-in in the 1400 block of Highway 127. The suspect is described only as possibly a white male wearing camouflage pants, possibly a camo shirt and a green bandana with a ball cap. The suspect was later spotted near Stafford Mountain Road, on foot and carrying a long-gun (possibly a shotgun). Sheriff Chris Bowman says that extra law enforcement has been deployed around the search area