Niles, Mich. – Four people were stabbed on an Amtrak train Friday evening, police now say a suspect is in custody.
Police have confirmed that 44 year-old Michael Darnell Williams of Saginaw, Mich. has been arrested and is currently being held at Berrien County Sheriff’s Department on charges of assault with intent to murder.
Police initially received a call at approximately 7:00PM Friday evening from Amtrak in Chicago, indicating that a passenger on a train headed to Niles from Chicago was “acting odd and becoming agitated”.
When police arrived on scene at the Amtrak depot in Niles they were met with a noticable commotion happening in one of the parked train cars, with passengers trying to exit. When police were able to push through the chaotic crowd, they were met by a man armed with a knife. He was subdued with a taser and taken into custody without further incident.
Police quickly located four victims- one female and three males- all with cuts or stabs. While some original reports suggested that a victim was in serious condition- they are all currently being treated at local hospitals and in stable condition.
The Niles Police Department is continuing their investigation into this incident.
The following is Amtrak’s official response to Friday’s incident: