GARFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Residents of a New Jersey town were resting a little easier Wednesday night, after a suspect was arrested following a lengthy and terrifying manhunt that necessitated a school lockdown.
The suspect was in custody as of 9 p.m., after SWAT teams from two counties went door-to-door in Garfield searching for him, police told CBS 2.
Details of how and where he was arrested were not immediately released.
The manhunt began around 8:30 Wednesday morning after the 47-year-old suspect fled police following a domestic violence call in Passaic, crashed his van into a building in Garfield, fled on foot and then tried to carjack another vehicle, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.
The manhunt came to an end around 2 p.m. after police concluded that the suspect had left the area, but the suspect was later located and arrested.