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Police: Sex assault suspect taken into custody in Avondale

Sex assault suspect taken into custody in Avondale 9-9-19
Posted at 2:35 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 21:22:20-04

AVONDALE, AZ — Police say a suspect was arrested Monday after a reported sexual assault in Avondale.

Officers responded to the area of Palm Lane and Avondale Boulevard around 8 a.m. after receiving reports of a sexual assault in the area.

During the course of the investigation, police determined the suspect was described as a young African American male, wearing a gray shirt, black basketball shorts and orange tipped hair.

Avondale police along with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office K9 unit and air unit assisted in the search of the suspect. Schools in the area were placed on a brief lock-down, police say.

The suspect was eventually taken into custody nearby.

The investigation is still on-going at this time.

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