Woman stabbed with sword in BC, suspect ID’d

(Courtesy MDOC)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — A woman was hospitalized after being stabbed with a sword in Battle Creek Friday morning.

It happened before 2 a.m. in the 5200 block of Skyview Lane at the Teal Run Apartments near Capital Avenue, Battle Creek Police Chief Jim Blocker said.

Police said the suspect, 35-year-old Anthony Whitlock of Battle Creek, broke into the apartment and stabbed the woman multiple times with a 3-foot sword.

The victim, a 35-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Police said she was in critical condition as of Saturday morning.

Whitlock fled the scene and was arrested a short time later on King’s Highway near Kalamazoo. He is being lodged at the Calhoun County Jail on charges of home invasion, assault with intent to murder and being a habitual offender.

The case remains under investigation.