JEFFERSON COUNTY (KATV) — White Hall police confirm to Channel 7 News reported sightings of a person dressed as a clown and possibly carrying a weapon.

Three separate reports came in Monday from Jefferson County, close to White Hall. At least one of the witnesses stated the clown was carrying either a hatchet or a machete.

White Hall police say they take all reports seriously and responded immediately to the area where the clown was reportedly seen, but say they didn't find anything.

These reports come after clowns have reportedly terrorized children in several other states, including attempts to lure children into the woods.