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ESCANABA, MI--   A 19-year-old man is in custody, following a stabbing in Escanaba.

Public Safety officers were called Friday around 8:15 a.m. to the 300 block of South 9th Street on a report of a stabbing in progress. Upon arrival officers encountered a man with a knife outside a residence. He was arrested without incident.

The 18-year-old male victim was taken to St. Francis Hospital with stab wounds to his chest and stomach. He was later airlifted to UPHS-Marquette for further treatment.

HOUGHTON, MI--   A Lake Linden woman has been arraigned on charges connected to a stabbing earlier this week in Houghton County. 

Melanie Niemi, 25, is charged with one count of domestic violence.

The incident happened Tuesday around 6:40 a.m. in Portage Township. The 32-year-old male victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

A preliminary hearing is set for April 23 in Houghton County District Court.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette man has been charged in connection with a stabbing incident in Negaunee last month. 

The Negaunee Police Department says it happened December 10. Tyler Yelle, 31, is charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery.

He remains lodged in the Marquette County Jail on a $100,000 cash/surety bond.

The male victim received medical treatment and is expected to make a full recovery. 

NEGAUNEE, MI--   A stabbing incident in Negaunee has left two people injured. 

WLUC-TV reports it happened Sunday night on the 300 block of North Brown Avenue. Two men were apparently stabbed and a woman assaulted during an argument involving several people.

A couple of people were taken to UPHS-Marquette and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. One person has been arrested.

Police continue to investigate the incident.

No names have yet been released.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--    Police have identified a Sugar Island man who was stabbed by a 12-year-old boy for assaulting the boy’s mother. 

Edgardo Acevedo-Silva, 33, is charged with domestic violence, assault with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm in a building, and felony firearms. He’s accused of firing multiple rounds into the floor of a residence on Labor Day. Fearing for his mother’s life, a boy stabbed Silva four times. He and his mother ran from the house and Silva chased them with the gun.

SUGAR ISLAND, MI--   Chippewa County Sheriff’s deputies have a man in custody, following an incident of domestic violence that included the discharge of a firearm and a stabbing.

It happened Monday at midnight at a residence on Lake George Road on Sugar Island. Police say during a domestic assault the suspect fired multiple rounds into the floor. A 12-year-old boy, fearing for his mother’s life, stabbed the suspect in the back four times.

UPDATE:  Joshua Myers, 33, of Escanaba was arrested by officers from the Department of Public Safety. He's been arraigned on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. Myers remains lodged in the Escanaba County Jail on an $80,000 bond.

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ESCANABA, MI--   Police in Escanaba are investigating a stabbing in the city Monday afternoon.

FLINT, MI (AP)--   Federal prosecutors have told a judge that a Tunisian-born man who stabbed a police officer at a Michigan airport subscribes to Osama Bin Laden's ideology and celebrated the 9/11 attacks.

The assertions were made in a court filing against 49-year-old Amor Ftouhi of Montreal, Quebec.

Prosecutors are opposing Ftouhi's federal defender's request for names, addresses and telephone numbers of witnesses in the case. They say that it would risk "future cooperation of witnesses" and impact "their willingness to testify."

FLINT, MI (AP)--   A Canadian man repeated the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar" prior to being arraigned for a knife attack on a police officer at an international airport in Flint. 

The Flint Journal reports that Amor Ftouhi repeated "God is great" in Arabic several times Wednesday in federal court in Flint.

"Allahu akbar" also was yelled when Lt. Jeff Neville was stabbed June 21 at the airport, northwest of Detroit.

Ftouhi was indicted Wednesday on charges of committing an act of violence at an international airport and interfering with airport security.

fox2detroit.com

FLINT, MI (AP)--   A Canadian man from Tunisia accused of wounding a Michigan airport police officer in a stabbing authorities are investigating as an act of terrorism remains in custody after appearing in federal court.

Amor Ftouhi is charged with committing violence at an airport following Wednesday's attack in Flint. He appeared in court hours later to hear the charge. A bond hearing is set for next Wednesday.

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