Manhunt in Niagara Falls after bloodhound leads police to woman chained in basement

The woman is reportedly in good health after being taken to a hospital

Clark Mindock
New York
@ClarkMindock
Monday 10 June 2019 20:25
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Niagara falls, Canada
Niagara falls, Canada

Police in Niagara Falls, New York are searching for a suspect after a bloodhound led them to a basement where they found a woman chained up after a 12-hour standoff.

The discovery of the woman followed after police in the upstate New York town received a call on Sunday morning about an assault, leading them to discover a broken window and blood at a home that appeared to be empty.

After a further investigation and repeated attempts by the family to get in contact with the woman, police then returned to the home with the bloodhound.

That dog then led them to a nearby home, prompting the 12-hour standoff that only ended once police realised that the suspect was not inside.

The woman, who has not been identified by police, has been taken to a nearby hospital.

Police say that they are searching for a man named Michael Ciskiewic, who they believe was involved in chaining up the woman, according to the Niagara Gazette.

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Detective captain Kelly Rizzo told that newspaper that the woman was doing well on Monday after being taken to the hospital.

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