Police are searching for a man who dressed as a clown and attacked a 7-year-old boy in Sterling Heights.

Recent reports of clown sightings have the entire nation freaking out, but what happened in Sterling Heights is no laughing matter.

Police are stating that a man dressed as a clown placed a butter knife on a 7-year-old boy's arm. The boy was injured after jerking away from the knife, causing the knife to cut the child.

According to the boy the clown was described as a man with a red nose and and a mask. Detectives are currently investigating the scene and using tracking dogs to search for the man.