Warren Police have arrested a suspect in a home invasion and sexual assault Thursday morning. The search for him in a neighborhood near 9 mile and Ryan prompted lockdowns at several Warren schools.
According to police, it all started around 8:30 am. They say the suspect had broken into a home and held a knife to the throat of a 16 year-old girl who was home alone and asleep at the time. Investigators say he started sexually assaulting her, but stopped when her mom got back home from dropping off a child at school. We're told the knife wielding suspect was wearing a blue and green dress and had a scarf over his head and face. Police say the mother started screaming and ran out of the house and the suspect took off through the back yard.
After that, police say the suspect went to a nearby park and started propositioning women for sex. They say he even exposed himself to one woman. 911 was called and when Warren police showed up they blanketed the area and used their K-9 units. In just over an hour, investigators say they had the suspect in custody.
After his arrest, lockdowns were lifted at Fitzgerald High School, Chatterton Middle School, Mound Park Elementary School and Schofield Elementary school.