A woman is recovering after being rescued by police from the basement of a Niagara Falls, New York home, where officers said she was chained.
Meantime, officers are trying to locate the man they say put her there: Michael Ciskiewic, 25, of Niagara Falls.
The scene is clear on Monroe. What was believed to be a stand-off is turning into a manhunt. Police are looking for 25-year-old Michael J. Ciskiewic. He’s connected to a situation where a woman was found chained in this basement. https://t.co/7rSEt0Rql2 pic.twitter.com/XkE4pAGnDf
— Jeff Slawson (@Jeffslawson) June 10, 2019
Police remained outside a home on Monroe Avenue during most of the overnight hours, engaged in what they thought was a standoff with Ciskiewic. But he was not inside the house where the woman was found.
Police made an initial visit to a home on Monroe around 1 a.m. Sunday. They received a call of an assault, but found no one at the home. They did find a broken window and a blood trail, but the trail was lost down an alley.
Niagara Falls - NFPD, State Police and County are currently in the 3000 block of Monroe Avenue. Forcible entry made into a house for reasons unknown right now. Will update when we find out more. Police and swat are still on scene at 19th and Niagara Street. pic.twitter.com/lde7LKVelQ
— The Action Niagara Falls (@TheAction716) June 9, 2019
At dawn, police began searching for a woman. She was reported missing by her family. Using a bloodhound, they tracked blood to a home just down the block from the initial residence.
After making contact with someone inside, officers breached the home's back door and found the woman chained in the basement. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Police have not divulged any more information about her.