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Passengers stabbed on train in Michigan, suspect held

Michigan: A suspect was taken into custody by police in Michigan on Friday after multiple victims were stabbed aboard an Amtrak train in the small city of Niles, a police dispatcher said.

The Niles Police Department say four people have been stabbed on an Amtrak train in Michigan.

A suspect is in custody and the four wounded people were taken to hospitals.

The South Bend Tribune in Indiana reports that Niles, Michigan, Police Chief Jim Millin says someone called police from aboard the train Friday night to report a suspicious person.

When police arrived at the Niles train station, the attack was already underway.

Millin says an Amtrak employee was among those wounded.

Police say the 44-year-old suspect is from Saginaw, Michigan. Police have not said what might have motivated the attack or whether the suspect knew any of the victims.

The train was traveling from Chicago to Port Huron, Michigan. An Amtrak spokeswoman says the company arranged alternate transportation for 172 passengers.

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