Suspect with double edge knife flees from police

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PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) – Authorities are searching for a man who was walking around an apartment complex holding a double edge knife.

A Portage Public Safety officer on foot patrol found a man with a double edge knife in the Milham Meadows Apartments on Falcon Court around 3 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release.

When the officer attempted to take the suspect into custody, the man fled on foot.

A tracking dog from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety was called to help find the suspect, but he was not located.

The suspect is described as approximately 19-year-old, black man, 5’7” and 120 pounds. He was last seen wearing a sliver jacket with a horizontal reflective stripe, a red T-shirt and blue jeans, the release said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Portage Department of Public Safety at 269.329.4567 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100 or online.

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