UPDATE: This individual has been located.
The Statesville Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for a male individual who it says has a bipolar disorder and violent tendencies.
According to a text alert issued Sunday evening, this individual is in his late twenties with short brown hair wearing blue hospital scrubs. The person being sought goes by the name David Mackenzie.
Individuals coming into contact with this person are urged to use extreme caution and call 911 or the Statesville Police Department (704-878-3406) immediately.
The reason this person is being sought by police was not immediately available.