Breaking: Several Passengers Stabbed on Amtrak Train Bound for Detroit …Update: Stabber ID’d

Several passengers were reported stabbed on a Detroit bound Amtrak train Friday evening. A suspect is in custody. The incident took place at a stop at Niles, Michigan.

Passenger Chris Maynard posted a photo to Twitter of the alleged perp in custody on the train.

Reporter Jared Werksma of WMMT in Grand Rapids, Michigan reported that three people were stabbed, one of whom is seriously wounded.


Four people were stabbed.
One is in critical condition.
WSBT reported:

Several people were stabbed Friday night on an Amtrak train headed from Chicago to Port Huron.

Police dispatchers say the call came in around 7:00 p.m. for reports of multiple people stabbed at the station near N 6th Street and Pokagon Street in Niles.

The Niles police chief tells WSBT 22 News four people were stabbed on the train. We’re told one victim, described as an “older man,” is in serious condition. Another victim is the conductor of the train, police say.

Sources tell our CBS affiliates at WWMT in Kalamazoo police were contacted by Amtrak saying the 44-year-old male suspect was acting “odd.” When officers boarded the train in Niles the man attacked passengers.

The man was tased by police and taken into custody. Police say he is from Saginaw, Michigan.

UPDATE: The suspect has been identified.

Michael Darnell Williams, 44, was charged with four counts of assault and intent to murder, reported NBC affiliate WNDU.

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