Police investigate after officers hold Grand Rapids girl, 11, at gunpoint

'It made me feel scared'

11-year-old Honestie Hodges. WOODTV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A Michigan police department has opened an internal investigation after officers held an 11-year-old girl at gunpoint, handcuffed her and put her in the back of a cruiser.

WOOD-TV reports the incident happened Wednesday as the girl leaving her Grand Rapids home to go to a store. Police say they were at the home looking for the girl's 40-year-old aunt, who had allegedly stabbed a relative nearby.

The girl said the incident has left her scared.

"It made me feel scared and it made me feel like I did something wrong,” 11-year-old Honestie Hodges told WOOD-TV.

Grand Rapids police also detained two other women who exited the house with the girl.

Police issued a statement Monday saying officers detained the women and the girl because they hadn't determined if they were the suspect.

Police say neither the woman nor the girl was armed.

Copyright 2017 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.