UPDATE 3: The suspects have been identified by police.
UPDATE 2: Police say multiple suspects have been arrested in connection with this incident. All roads have been reopened.
UPDATE: Witnesses say the police are searching for multiple individuals who are wanted in connection with a fraud that occurred at a local bank. Area roads still remain closed.
Original story below…
ESSEX, MD—Police are searching for an armed suspect in the Essex area.
At just after 1:30 p.m., authorities said they were searching for an armed individual on the area of Earhart Road (21221).
Earhart Road and Glen Curtis Road are closed between Bennett Road and Alcock Road until further notice.
Residents should avoid the area.