Lockdown lifted at Aquinas College; Assault suspect arrested

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Aquinas College was locked down Tuesday night after there were reports of a man wielding a knife running toward campus after an Eastown assault.

Police say a man is in custody following that assault, which happened just before 10 p.m. in the 1500 block of Wealthy Street SE.

That suspect is accused of assaulting three people while wielding a knife.  Police say nobody was cut in the incident, but the victims suffered other minor injuries.

Officials say the victims were eventually able to detain the man until they arrived on scene, and he never made it onto Aquinas’ campus.

According to an announcement on the Aquinas College website, a perimeter was set up around the south side of campus while the incident was investigated.

The campus lockdown was lifted shortly after 11 p.m.

Another, unarmed suspect is still being sought in connection with this incident.   He is described as a white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall wearing an orange shirt.

Police say he has a cross tattoo on one arm.

Anyone with information should call Grand Rapids Police at 616-456-3403.


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