Brookfield schools briefly locked down during manhunt for stabbing suspect

ByCate Cauguiran and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Brookfield stabbing prompts brief lockdown at nearby schools
Brookfield police have launched a manhunt after a stabbing in the 4400-block of Madison Avenue, prompting a brief lockdown at 2 schools.

BROOKFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- Brookfield schools were on lockdown as police search for a stabbing suspect, village public safety officials said.

Officials said a person was stabbed in the 4400-block of Madison Avenue Monday afternoon. They have instructed everyone to stay away from the area and indoors if they are in the area.

Multiple squad cars blocked off the street at the intersection of Madison and Congress Park, near the scene of the stabbing which appears to have happened at a residence.

Police said this was a domestic violence incident, in which a male victim was stabbed by his female partner, who then fled the area. Police said it was an isolated incident and they do not believe there is further threat to the public.

The suspect is described as a 25-year-old African American woman, with a small build and wearing a black hoodie and jeans. Public safety officials do not believe she is armed.

Congress Park Elementary and Lincoln Elementary were placed on lockdown as police search for the stabber. The students were released directly to parents and the lockdowns ended after all the students had been released.