Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are involved in attempting to locate Afshin Zarechian, 20, related to a social media threat. We have no indication that he is in the area, but are taking precautions in case he were to arrive anywhere in the vicinity.

The University of Maine campus is not in lockdown. Out of an absolute abundance of caution, there are extra police patrols in the area, and community members are reminded to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings. If you see something, please say something.

The Manchester man was last seen driving an older model green BMW, NH plate RICCH. Zarechian is 5’ 9”, 150 lbs., dark hair/eyes/complexion. 

We encourage everyone always to be mindful of their surroundings and we reiterate that advice in this case. If anyone sees Zarechian or his vehicle, please call 207-581-4040.