Suspect Arrested After Woman Found Chained in His Basement in Upstate NY: Police

Police had been searching for the suspect after receiving a call about an assault early Sunday morning

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What to Know

  • A suspect is in custody after police in New York say a woman was found chained in a basement
  • Police in Niagara Falls said Michael Ciskiewic was arrested on charges of kidnapping, burglary, rape, assault and menacing with a weapon
  • Police had been searching for the suspect after receiving a call about an assault early Sunday morning

A suspect is in custody after police in New York say a woman was found chained in a basement.

Police in Niagara Falls said 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, according to WIVB. 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 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.

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