Police: Suspected child sex offender spotted in New Hope

- Police are searching for a suspected child sex offender who was spotted on Friday afternoon.

Around 4 p.m. Friday, Solebury police received a call from a motorist who told them they saw 47-year-old David Hamilton riding a bicycle in the area of Stoney Hill Road in New Hope.

A police officer tracked Hamilton down. According to police, the officer got into a struggle with Hamilton and the suspect attempted to take the officer’s weapon, but did not succeed. He then fled on foot into a wooded area—30-40 acres in size. The officer is being evaluated at Doylestown Hospital.

A hunter saw Hamilton in the woods after the struggle with the officer and sent a photo into police.

Police located the car Hamilton was seen driving in Morrisville Borough, Pa.

Police have set up a perimeter around Bucks and Hunterdon County with a two mile radius. Expect road closures, please avoid the area until further notice.

Anyone with information about David Hamilton or the blue bicycle can contact Detective Sergeant Scott at 215-357-1235 ext.244 or at gscott@LSTWP.org.

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