Shelter-in-place order lifted in Gloucester County, New Jersey

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Friday, September 1, 2023
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FRANKLIN TWP., New Jersey (WPVI) -- A shelter-in-place order has been lifted in Franklin Township, Gloucester County, but the search for a suspect continues.

The order was originally issued Thursday night in connection with the search for a man wanted out of Atlantic County.

Police are searching for this wanted man out of Atlantic County. His name has not been released.

According to Gloucester County Emergency Management, the individual may be armed.

"We are asking the public to remain vigilant and contact the police department if they see anyone suspicious in the area," officials said in a Facebook post.

On Friday morning, police said they were actively following up on leads.

"We will be remaining in the borough until we receive viable information that the subject is no longer in the area," police said on Facebook.

The suspect is described as a 52-year-old Hispanic man, who is 5'5" tall and weighs 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white shirt with blue jeans.

Police urge residents to call 911 if they see anyone suspicious.

The wanted man's name has not been released.