Good Samaritan rescues woman stabbed outside Meijer

Surveillance images show a person of interest in a stabbing outside the Walker Meijer on March 9, 2017. (Walker Police Department)

WALKER, Mich. (WOOD) — Police have released surveillance images of a man they say is a person of interest in the attack on a woman outside the Meijer in Walker.

Officers were called to the Meijer in the 2400 block of Alpine Avenue NW around 8:15 p.m. Thursday for a possible carjacking and stabbing.

Police say a 25-year-old Grand Rapids woman was followed from the store to her vehicle by an unknown man. The man then forced the woman to the front passenger seat of the vehicle where he stabbed her multiple times before a Good Samaritan came to her rescue.

The Good Samaritan was hit in the face with an unknown object before the suspect ran away and was chased by a second Good Samaritan towards Alpine Avenue, according to police.

A K-9 unit was brought in to track the suspect, but wasn’t able to locate him.

The victim was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The person of interest is approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a Texas Longhorns baseball hat and dark clothing. Anyone who sees the man should not approach him, but call police immediately at 616.453.5441 or Silent Obsever at 616.774.2345.