FARGO, N.D. (CBS) — Police in North Dakota say they are searching for a man dressed as a clown who threatened children with a knife.

Fargo authorities tell Valley News Live that two men, one dressed as a clown with a knife and another man with a pet snake, approached the children, asked them if they “wanted to see a dead body” and threatened to kill them.

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According to WDAZ-TV, the incident happened Saturday around 7:30 p.m.

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Authorities told WDAZ the snake the man was holding was a 3- to 4-foot-long boa constrictor.

Police say the terrified children ran back into their apartment building, while the two men went into a neighboring building.

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No charges have been filed yet, but the suspects could face a terrorizing charge.

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Police added that the incident was not completely random.