Man arrested for stabbing, kidnapping girlfriend

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EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man has been arrested after police say he stabbed and kidnapped his girlfriend early Friday morning.

Emmett Township Public Safety Officers were called to the 100 block of Glynlee Street in Emmett Township near Battle Creek around 1:55 a.m. Friday on a reported stabbing.

When officers arrived, they found a woman who had been assaulted and cut with a knife.

Witnesses then told police that a second woman had been stabbed by the same suspect and was taken by force to a wooded area not far from where the stabbing happened.

A K-9 unit was able to locate the second victim laying in the woods suffering from multiple stab wounds. Officers were also able to locate the suspect hiding in a nearby wooded area.

Witnesses told police that the 20-year-old Battle creek suspect was the boyfriend of the second victim and they were arguing when the suspect picked up a knife, hitting the first woman and stabbing the second.

There was also a child hiding in a back room when the stabbing occurred. The child was able to escape out a back window where he ran to a neighbor’s house to call police.

The suspect then fled from the home, forcing the second victim into a wooded area not far from the home.

The second victim was taken to the hospital where she is listed in stable condition. The first victim was treated at the scene and is expected to be okay.

The suspect is in custody awaiting arraignment at the Calhoun County Jail. He has been charged with Felony Assault, Attempted Murder and Kidnapping.

The incident remains under investigation and is being reviewed by Emmett Department of Public Safety Detectives.

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