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Elementary school locked down following stabbing in neighborhood

Becky Vargo • Oct 30, 2017 at 4:51 PM

NORTON SHORES — Ross Park Elementary School in Norton Shores was on lockdown Monday afternoon after a stabbing was reported at a nearby residence.

Neighbors in the area were asked to stay inside their locked homes.

Norton Shores police were dispatched to the 200 block of Aue Road at 3:16 p.m. on a report of a stabbing. Officers located a female victim with a non-life-threatening chest wound.

The victim said that she exited the bathroom of her home to encounter a male in her kitchen. The suspect grabbed a knife from the counter and stabbed the woman. He then fled on foot.

The suspect was described as a man with a medium build, and wearing a mask, black zip-up hoodie and jeans.

Officers immediately set up a perimeter and used a K-9 officer to search the area. Ross Park Elementary School was placed on a lockdown with officers assisting parents at the scene and providing building security.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Silent Observer at 231-722-7463 or the Norton Shores Police Department at 231-733-2691.

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