Sexual assault rampage at Bainbridge Island High school ends with man's arrest
March 01, 2018
(BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA.) — It was frightening, unexpected and caught everyone flat footed Wednesday afternoon, this intruder at Bainbridge Island school.
Police say a 32-year-old man was captured after he allegedly committed an act of voyeurism in a bathroom at Bainbridge Island school between 2pm and 3 pm, then sexually assaulted two students and hit an officer with a vehicle before he was taken into custody by police.
After the man’s capture Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matthew Hamner told reporters the suspect showed up at the school, followed a girl into a bathroom, engaged in a voyeuristic act and sexually assaulted that girl before he allegedly sexually assaulter another girl on the same campus.
An officer then confronted the man who got into a vehicle and left the school, hitting the officer with his car as he left. The officer was not seriously injured.
Those incidents prompted an island wide lockdown of schools. Police officers tracked the man, eventually cutting off his car and stopping it about an hour and a half after the first incident. He was taken into custody on a street about half a mile from the school.
Police say he resisted arrest and was injured as officers took him into custody.
What sparked the rampage at the school was not known. Police said the man would be charged with multiple felonies.