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Police still searching for man involved in attempted kidnapping in Chambersburg

Updated: Wednesday, September 25 2013, 06:43 PM CDT
Reported by: Kyle Rogers

CHAMBERSBURG -- Chambersburg  Police are searching for Williams Daniels of Naples, Florida, in connection with an attempted kidnapping, prompting an extensive manhunt and a lockdown of an elementary school.

Police responded to a disturbance call just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning. A woman at the home claimed the man held her at gunpoint at an apartment on 125 S. Main St.

When police arrived, officials said Daniels took off and officials spent the morning searching near a wooded area at Hollywell Avenue and Wood Avenue. That area is across from Thaddeus Stevens Elementary School.

Police reached out to the school district to place the school on lockdown as police searched for the man.

By 1:30 p.m., the search was called off. Several police agencies assisted, including Maryland State Police, which dispatched a helicopter to cover the area during the pursuit. 

One gun was recovered in a nearby wooded area, said Dave Arnold, chief of Chambersburg Borough Police.

"But, due to his involvement in this incident and because we recovered one gun, there's a possibility he could have a gun or access to guns," he added.

At one point, police officers felt they could capture the wanted man, but they say he disappeared into the woods and believe he left the area.

A Chambersburg Area School District spokeswoman said at no time were students in danger following the lockdown. Parents did not receive a notification.

The spokeswoman told CBS 21 News that no police activity occurred on school property. The school's lockdown was lifted just before 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Police say Daniels should be considered dangerous. Anybody who comes across him should call 911, said Arnold.

He's described as black male with Haitian decent. Daniels stands at 5'8" and weighs about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with blue jeans. Daniels, according to authorities, has corn-row style hair.

Chambersburg Police said Wednesday afternoon they would issue a warrant for his arrest. He could face several charges including aggravated assault and attempted kidnapping.Police still searching for man involved in attempted kidnapping in Chambersburg

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