Suspect still at large, but police say he is no longer in immediate area

Police searching for armed and dangerous man

UPDATE: The suspect at large is Thomas Edward Soisson, 27. 

Police say the suspect is no longer in the immediate area, and residents are free to go about their day. However, the suspect is still at large, so residents are advised to proceed cautiously and alert police of any suspicious activity. 

He is considered armed and dangerous. And according to the sheriff's department, he was on parole for fleeing and alluding from police as well as resisting and obstructing a police officer.  A sheriff also told us he was a convicted sex offender but we have not been able to find his name on any data base. 

"The MSP chopper deployed and observed the suspect run into a wooded area in the complex of York Creek. We thought we had him pinned down in that wooded area, we set up a perimeter, we thought we had him contained. We called in our K9 units they went in and did several extensive searches of that area, only to determine that he was not in there and that he had broken our perimeter per se and fled out into the community," Kent County Chief Deputy Kevin Kelley said.

ALPINE TWP., Mich. - Police are looking for a suspect who they say is "potentially dangerous" in Comstock Park, area schools are on lockdown and residents are advised to stay inside. 

The suspect is described as the following:

  • Hispanic male
  • 6-ft tall 
  • 170 pounds
  • Gray shirt and jeans 
  • Tattoos on chin and neck
  • Considered potentially dangerous

Stoney Creek Elementary School, Green Ridge Elementary School and Holy Trinity Catholic School are all currently on lockdown. A Comstock Park resident told us that parents were advised all area schools are now locked down, as well. 

Kent County Sheriff's Office along with Michigan State Police are searching for the suspect in the York Creek Apartment area. 

This is a developing story, check back for updates. 

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