Warren sexual assault triggers lockdown, ends in arrest
It took about 90 minutes — and the help of a K-9 unit — to bring about the arrest of a man accused of sexual assault Thursday in an ordeal that required the brief lockdown of four schools in the area of 9 Mile and Ryan in Warren.
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts says the assault took place about 8:30 a.m., but declined to give details about exactly where in town it took place or what's alleged to have happened.
Police responded and ordered four schools: Fitzgerald High, Chatterton Middle, Mound Park Elementary, and Schofield Elementary — locked down as they searched.
Within 90 minutes, the suspect was tracked down and arrested south of 9 Mile, in an arrest aided by a Warren Police Department K-9 dog.
"The lockdown is over," Fouts said. "Neighbors can rest assured we have this man in custody."
Fouts declined to give ages for either suspect or victim, citing the ongoing investigation.