Evanston police say they have a person of interest in custody in connection with an incident in which a 16-year-old girl found an intruder in her bedroom.

Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says police received a call about 4 a.m. today to the 400 block of Lee Street where they learned an unknown male had entered a home through an unlocked door and then entered a bedroom in which the teenage girl was sleeping.

The man then reportedly threw a blanket over the girl and grabbed her leg. When she screamed, alerting other residents of the house, the man fled out the rear door of the home.

Shortly before the incident was reported to police, a patrol officer assigned to the area observed a suspicious subject running through the school grounds at Lincoln school at Forest Avenue and Main Street.

The officer, Parrott says, tried to conduct an investigatory stop on the individual. But he continued to run away.

With the assistance of other officers arriving in the area, Parrott says, a subject was located hiding in the bushes in a rear yard in the 700 block of Forest who was identified by police as the subject who had fled from the officer.

Parrott says the subject is being held as a person of interest in the home intruder call and detectives are investigating the incident.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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