Four stabbed on train in Michigan; suspect in custody

Updated: Dec 07, 2014, 11:01 IST | Agencies |

A man in grey jacket stabs four pasengers aboard a train; no deaths reported

Michigan: Police in Michigan arrested a suspect on Friday, after he stabbed four people aboard a Amtrak passenger train in the town of Niles, police and Amtrak officials said.

Authorities declined to provide details about the reasons for stabbing or the condition of the victims. However, according to a dispatcher for the Niles Police Department, none of the victims were killed.

The company Amtrak said the incident took place on Train 364, the Blue Water line, which runs between Chicago and Port Huron, Michigan, while the train was at the station in Niles. One hundred and seventy two passengers were aboard at the time.

The company added that that a person has been taken into custody and Amtrak Police Department was assisting in the investigation.

A twitter user, @Chris_Maynard, uploaded a photograph of a man in a grey jacket lying in handcuffs on the floor of the train and said that four people were stabbed in the rail car next to his.

“Crazy world we live in. Some man just stabbed 4 people one car away from me on the train,” said the user, @Chris_Maynard.

Amtrak said the company was working to arrange alternate transportation for the passengers. 

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