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Sex Assault Suspect Still on the Loose in Bucks County Woods

Hamilton is wanted on child sexual assault charges. Police say he also attacked an officer when they attempted to apprehend him Friday

What to Know

  • David Hamilton is wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting multiple Bucks County children, police said.
  • Hamilton's car was found early Friday and he was spotted in the woods near New Hope later in the day. Police say he attacked an officer too.
  • A large manhunt is now underway around Solebury Township that has caused roads to be shut down.

The manhunt for a sex assault suspect in wooded areas of Bucks County entered a second day Saturday as the man remained on the loose.

David Hamilton, 47, was spotted Friday in the woods near Sugan and Stoney Hill roads in Solebury Township, police said.

Hamilton is wanted on a warrant out of Lower Southampton Township for allegedly carrying out multiple sexual offenses against kids, according to police.

Police found his 2016 Toyota Corolla in Morrisville and he was spotted riding a bike across the Calhoun Street bridge into Trenton, New Jersey, early Friday morning.

Then, Friday afternoon, a hunter saw Hamilton walking through the woods in the New Hope area. Officers responded and attempted to capture him, but police say he attacked an officer and tried to steal his gun. Hamilton was able to get away.

Police set up a 40-acre search area on the ground and New Jersey State Police scrambled a helicopter to assist from the air. Several roads are closed in the New Hope area.

Hamilton was last seen wearing a dark colored T-shirt, gray cargo shorts and sneakers. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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