UPDATE: Police capture kidnapping suspect in northwest Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say they have captured a man suspected in a kidnapping in northwest Oklahoma City.
On Thursday night, officers searched for an Oklahoma City woman who was believed to have been kidnapped and assaulted.
“As it turns out, witnesses who were there at the scene gave police misleading information,” said OCPD MSgt. Gary Knight. “For whatever reason, they gave us the wrong suspect information.”
The woman was found early Friday morning and police realized they had released an incorrect name for the suspect.
Instead, they issued an arrest warrant for 35-year-old Mark Stewart on charges of kidnapping, burglary and assault and battery.
On Friday afternoon, officers used a helicopter, and a K-9 unit to search for Stewart, who was seen running west down N.W. 19th St. near Meridian.
“It don’t make me feel too good,” said Kelly Martin, who had heard about the commotion from her brother and went to check on her son, who lives in the apartment complex. “You never know what’s going on, you know? This area’s not a good area anyway.”
Witnesses reported hearing gunfire, but the police department says none of its officers were shot at and none discharged their weapons.
Around 3 p.m., authorities announced that Stewart was found in the area and was taken into custody.