(WMC) - Coffee County Sheriff's Department said a child reported being attacked by a clown with a knife in the Summitville area.
The victim told police he swung at the clown and was cut with a knife. His attacker was wearing a red hoodie and clown mask.
Deputies searched the area but did not find the clown.
Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves said anyone who is intentionally scaring or hurting someone can be arrested.
"People in Tennessee carry guns and somebody jumping out and scaring someone is subject to getting shot," said Graves in a news release.
Graves is warning residents not to dress up as clowns for Halloween.
The department is working to verify the legitimacy of the reported attack.
There are dozens of other clown sightings across the country. One even happened in Mississippi this week.