Hammond Police have released a statement on this incident. This Story has been updated here. Armed Intruders Invade Hessville Home, Sexually Assault Woman
July 16, 2018-Hammond Police conducted a manhunt in Hessville this afternoon after a report of a man with a shotgun threatening a woman. According to information derived from the scanner, Police were dispatched to the 2900 block of Crane Place at approximately 9:40 a.m. today. A caller reported that a man with a mask was pointing a shotgun at his daughter in the living room. Hammond Police responded and neigbors report that officers conducted a thorough search of the area. The photo, above, was snapped by a Gazette reader who lives in the area. Officers could be seen going door to door searching for a suspect. Witnesses reported seeing a light skinned-white or hispanic male- running through yards. It appears that officers ultimately captured a suspect in the area and the suspect was transported to be medically examined due to injuries from the K-9 assisted apprehension.
This is a breaking report. A report is expected from Hammond Police shortly and we will update this story when that information becomes available.