UPDATE: Niagara Falls police arrest suspect after manhunt


UPDATE: 7:30 p.m., June 10, 2019

Niagara Falls Police said the U.S. Marshals Task Force have arrested Michael Ciskiewic.

Police say he was located in an industrial area where he was hiding just off of 24th street and Allen Avenue near Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls.   

He’s charged with felony counts of kidnapping, burglary, rape, assault, and a misdemeanor count of menacing with a weapon.

Family of the victim told police she has been released from ECMC. 

Ciskiewic will be arraigned in City Court Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.


Police in Niagara Falls, New York have been searching for a suspect after a woman was found chained in a basement.

The woman was taken to a hospital after police used a bloodhound to track her down on Sunday.

Police had received a call about an assault at around 1 a.m. Sunday. They found a broken window and blood but no one was at that home.

The woman’s family was unable to make contact with her and police returned with the bloodhound. The dog tracked her to another home nearby where she was rescued.

The suspect, Michael Ciskiewic, is still on the loose and is considered to be armed and dangerous. 

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