Kentwood PD: 2 cut at Moe’s Southwest Grill

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Police investigate an assault at Moe's Southwest Grill in Kentwood on Aug. 20, 2017.

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — An investigation is underway after two people were assaulted at Moe’s Southwest Grill in Kentwood Sunday morning.

The assault happened just before 11:40 a.m. inside the restaurant, which is in a strip mall on the northwest corner of the East Beltline and 28th Street near the Woodland Mall.

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A sign on the door of Moe’s Southwest Grill in Kentwood after an assault on Aug. 20, 2017.

The Kentwood Police Department said the victims were attacked with “a cutting instrument,” but Sgt. Ryan VanderVeen wasn’t sure about describing the injuries as stab wounds.

The victims’ injuries are not considered life-threatening. A man in his 40s was hospitalized and a woman in her 30s was treated on the scene.

A Trigo Southwest Grill LLC spokesperson told 24 Hour News 8 over the phone Sunday afternoon that one of the victims — the woman — is an employee. The spokesperson said the suspect and the other victim had come to the restaurant to see the employee.

The suspect took off before officers arrived and police still looking for him later Sunday afternoon. Police provided few details about the suspect. They said there was not believed to be any danger to the public.

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Deputies and police outside Moe’s Southwest Grill in Kentwood after an assault that injured two people. (Aug. 20, 2017)

Four Kentwood police cruisers and a Kent County Sheriff’s Department cruiser remained on the scene about an hour and a half after the assault. The restaurant was cordoned off with police tape. Officers could be seen inside the restaurant taking photographs, collecting evidence and interviewing people. A sign on the door read, “Sorry. Closed for emergency!”

Anyone with information is asked to call Kentwood police at 616.698.6580 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.