The manhunt for a suspect described as armed and dangerous has been called off and the suspect’s whereabouts remains unknown.
The search of more than five hours was suspended after law enforcers, aided by a state police helicopter and scent-sniffing dogs, worked several times through a deep and thickly wooded ravine near Greendale Cemetery.
The incident began when Meadville police were attempting to serve a warrant on the suspect late this morning at a North Main Street address when he fled. The suspect is wanted in Ashtabula County, Ohio, on charges related to drugs and several residential burglaries and had been tracked to a Meadville address where it is believed his girlfriend lives.
The suspect, Keith Green, is described as having a buzz-cut hairstyle and wearing a long-sleeve, tan t-shirt and shorts. He is a white male, about five feet, 10 inches tall with brown hair and eyes. He has tattoos on his right bicep and both shoulders.
At about 2 p.m. law enforcers shifted their attention to tracking a man believed to be the suspect in a ravine near Greendale Cemetery. A state police helicopter had been called to help.
Earlier, at 11:45 a.m., officers were attempting to search an apartment building at 320 Loomis St. off North Main Street where the suspect was believed to have fled.
Some streets around the site were been closed during the search, but the suspect was not found at that address.
Nearby Allegheny College went into a lockdown and canceled all classes and events for the rest of the day.
First District Elementary School also went into a lockdown.
Pennsylvania State Police, Crawford County Sheriff’s deputies, West Mead Police and other agencies are assisting Meadville.