Garfield police capture suspect after manhunt that triggered Abraham Lincoln School lockdown

Police locked down a school and conducted a house-to-house search as they combed the streets of Garfield for a domestic violence suspect.

Police locked down a school and conducted a house-to-house search as they combed the streets of Garfield for a domestic violence suspect. (6/5/13)

GARFIELD - Garfield police have captured a domestic violence suspect following a daylong manhunt that triggered a school lockdown.

Police locked down Abraham Lincoln School and conducted a house-to-house search as they combed the streets of Garfield for the suspect.

The chase began when police responded to a domestic violence call in Passaic Wednesday at approximately 8:30 a.m.

Passaic Police Detective Andy White tells The Record newspaper that the 47-year-old male suspect drove off in a white minivan as officers approached his home.

White says the suspect crossed into Garfield and crashed into a building before fleeing on foot. White says the man then attempted to carjack a vehicle.

Officials have not released the suspect's name.

Students were released at the normal dismissal time.
 

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