GRPD: Assault suspect not inside home

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police surrounded a home on the city’s northeast side Tuesday afternoon before determining an assault suspect was not inside.

The incident started shortly after noon Tuesday as a report of a domestic assault at a home near the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Carrier Street NE.

In a 1:45 p.m. news release, Grand Rapids police said the victim was safe, but the suspect may be armed and still inside the home. Officers surrounded the home, evacuated the immediate area and blocked off the roadway.

Neighbors near the scene were also asked to shelter in place as a precaution before police concluded the male suspect was not inside around 2:30 p.m. and began reopening roads and clearing the scene.

Police say they’re continuing to their investigation into the suspect’s whereabouts.