Deputies: 3 stabbed north of Paw Paw

ALMENA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating after three people were stabbed in rural Van Buren County Sunday night.

It happened just before 11 p.m. in a vehicle in the area of M-43 and Hidden Pines Drive in Almena Township, according to Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department news release. That’s north of Paw Paw.

Authorities told 24 Hour News 8 that the back seat passenger stabbed the driver and front seat passenger. Both fought back and stabbed the suspect.

It’s unclear who brought the knife into the car. However, deputies says the stabbing started with an argument over issues the suspect has with the victims.

The suspect, a 47-year-old man from Missouri, was in critical condition Monday, according to Van Buren County dispatch. The conditions of the two victims were not available.

Deputies says the daughter of the suspect’s girlfriend was driving the vehicle at the time of the stabbing.

The suspect is not being named until he is arraigned. A sheriff’s deputy says it could be a few days because the suspect is in hospital.

**Correction: In earlier version of the article, it said the suspect was woman but has since been corrected.