09/08/2013 06:09 EDT | Updated 11/08/2013 05:12 EST

Man sought in Peel for alleged assault, death threats

Peel Regional Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly committed an assault, uttered death threats and may be trying to flee the area.

Police say Sasenarine Etwaroo, 51, has "a lengthy criminal history" in Canada and south of the border, and has most recently been living in Brampton, Ont.

Etwaroo is described as a six-foot male with a tan complexion, weighing 180 pounds. He has a medium build and short, dark hair that is balding on top.

In the past, he has worn dark-rimmed prescription glasses but police say he may alter his appearance in a bid to evade the authorities.

Etwaroo is considered dangerous and police say he should not be approached.

Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts should contact police.