A North Side neighborhood is breathing a sigh of relief, as police have taken a person of interest in a pair of brutal Lincoln Park attacks into custody on Thursday near Houston, Texas.
That person of interest, identified as 32-year-old Adam Bramwell, was taken into custody on Thursday afternoon. Bramwell riding on a Greyhound bus in Montgomery County, riding from Houston to Dallas, and authorities received a tip that he was on-board.
After the bus stopped, Bramwell was identified and was taken into custody.
“We boarded the bus and took Mr. Bramwell into custody without incident,” Alfredo Perez of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force said. “He’s now in a Montgomery County jail, awaiting extradition to Chicago.”
A warrant for Bramwell’s arrest had been issued in connection with an armed carjacking in Lincoln Park last month. Felony charges had been filed in that incident, which saw a 56-year-old woman attacked in the violent theft.
Just five days later, a person matching Bramwell’s description was involved in the stabbing of a 22-year-old woman near DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus. The attack left the woman badly injured, and left a community in shock.
He has been named as a person of interest in that attack, but has not officially been classified as a suspect.
Even still, Lincoln Park residents are relieved that police have made an arrest in at least one of the incidents.
“What a relief. That’s amazing,” resident Amy Kahler said. “It’s scary to think that someone like that is on the loose.”
It’s not known yet when Bramwell will be extradited to Chicago, but in the meantime, residents are hoping he faces justice for the crimes he’s accused of committing.
“I hope they do the right thing with him,” resident Shevone Murphy said. “It could be my mom or sister. It could have been anybody.”