PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Deputies are reportedly searching for a “potentially armed subject” in Washington County.

Shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that deputies are looking for a possibly armed person near Northwest 185th Avenue and Northwest Springville Road.

WCSO tells KOIN 6 News the “subject” is a man who got in an altercation with someone — and in the process of the altercation, shot himself.

Community members were asked to stay inside for the time being as they searched the area with a canine. WSCO announced just before 8 p.m. that deputies had suspended their search for the suspect, and believe he left the area.

The suspect is described as a white male, 16 to 19 years old, wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts. If you have information about this incident please call 503-629-0111.