Police investigate the suspicious death of an eight-year-old boy and search for a possibly armed man in Cambridge

Waterloo Regional Police are investigating the suspicious death of an eight-year-old boy and continue to search for a man, believed to be armed and dangerous, in Cambridge.

Emergency crews were called to a residence in the area of ​​Townline and River Roads around 10 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release.

Police say they found an eight-year-old boy dead once they arrived.

Officials tweeted shortly after noon that they were conducting a search of the area and asking residents to stay inside.

Police also warned drivers to expect road closures and asked them to avoid the area.

Around 3:00 pm, the police released a description of the man they were looking for.

He is described as white, around 40 years old and 5’11 with blue eyes, a slim build, short blonde hair and nape of a face, wearing brown khaki pants and possibly a dark military style bucket hat.

Police say there are concerns for his safety.

There will continue to be a police presence in the area to investigate the circumstances that led to the death. An autopsy will also be performed.

Regional police are also using a drone in the Townline area to help with the search.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service.

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