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Black male goes on stabbing spree on Michigan Amtrak train


Most media outlets, including the AP, are censoring the race of the perp. The AP has a stated policy of censoring the race of black crime suspects.

From AP…

A man accused of stabbing a conductor and three passengers on an Amtrak train in southwestern Michigan before officers subdued him has been charged with four counts of attempted murder, police said Saturday.

Police identified the suspect in Friday night’s attack as Michael Williams, 44, of Saginaw. He was being held Saturday at the Berrien County jail and his initial court appearance was scheduled for Monday.

A dispatcher received a call at around 7 p.m. from someone on the train about a suspicious person. When officers arrived at the depot in Niles, about 10 miles north of South Bend Indiana, the attack was already underway, police Chief Jim Millin said.

Millin said the officers pushed their way through fleeing passengers and confronted Williams, who was carrying a knife. They used a stun gun to subdue him and took him into custody.

 The four victims — three males and a female — were taken to Lakeland-Niles Hospital or Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Niles Mayor Michael McCauslin said the wounded included the train’s conductor, a female passenger and two male passengers.

Millin said that although initial reports were that at least one of the victims was in serious condition, all four victims were in stable condition Saturday.

The train, which had been carrying 172 passengers, remained in Niles for hours after the attack while investigators gathered evidence and spoke to witnesses. It finally resumed its journey at 1:20 a.m. Saturday.

Passenger Tyler Vandermolen told South Bend NBC affiliate WNDU-TV that he was sitting several rows from where the stabbing occurred, and that it could have been worse if not for the quick police response.