Man wanted in attempted murder of wife in custody after Perry Local Schools lockdown

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MASSILLON, Ohio -- A man is in custody after Perry Local Schools in Massillon was placed on lockdown Monday.

The man was wanted for attempted murder in connection with a situation involving his wife Sunday night in Massillon, according to authorities.

Monday, Forrest Edward Sunkle was 'test driving' a truck he picked up from a Perry auto sales business about 9am.
A Massillon officer in an unmarked car thought he recognized Sunkle and followed him into Perry Twp. They were involved in a short pursuit, which ended in the driveway of Edison Middle School.

Police and SWAT team members responded to the scene, and took the suspect into custody around 12:30 p.m.

The district was placed on lockdown as the whole situation unfolded. The lockdown has since been lifted.

Edison Middle School students have been transported from their school to Canton Baptist Temple, where they can be picked up by their parents. All other students are at their respective schools, where they will be dismissed at their normal times.

According to the latest notice on the district's website:

"At this time the situation on 13th Street has been resolved. Perry Local School will operate on a normal schedule for the remainder of the school day.  Pfeiffer Intermediate students DID NOT need transportation to Canton Baptist Temple. Pfeiffer students and staff will be dismissed per the normal schedule.

Parents/Guardians of Edison students can still pick up their child at Door I on the north side of Canton Baptist Temple."

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