Search for possible rape suspect placed elementary school on lock down

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 4:54pm

Police had to place an elementary school on lock down this morning while they searched for a man who is accused of raping a woman.

The Opelousas Police Department placed North Elementary School on lock down because the school is located three blocks away from the crime scene located on Coleman Street. After allegedly raping the woman, the suspect fled the scene. Although police thoroughly searched the area, they did not locate the suspect and suspended the lock down shortly after noon.

The victim described the suspect as a heavy set, medium complexioned black male. He is approximately 6’1” tall and possibly armed with a long kitchen knife.

Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, officials could not provide any further details.

If you know anything about this incident call the Opelousas Police Department as (337) 948-2500.

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