Woman found chained in the basement, suspect arrested

Last Updated: Jun 11 2019 19:57
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According to New York police, a suspect is in custody after a woman was found chained in a basement.

Police in Niagara Falls tells WIVB that Michael Ciskiewic was arrested Monday on charges of kidnapping, burglary, rape, assault and menacing with a weapon after he was found hiding in a nearby industrial area. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Police had been searching for the suspect after receiving a call about an assault early Sunday morning. 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 the police returned with a bloodhound. The dog tracked her to another home nearby where she was rescued. The woman was treated at a hospital and released.