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Campground Assaults Send Two to Hospital

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A sunny day turned scary for campers at one northern Michigan campground.

Police say a man who they suspect was high on drugs assaulted four people.

It happened this afternoon at the South Higgins Lake State Park campgrounds.

The man is now in custody at the Roscommon County jail, but police say it wasn't easy detaining him.

Gerrish Township Police say the man was attempting to damage a stop sign when another camper told him to stop.

That angered the suspect, causing him to attack the other man.

Police say the suspect then ran through the park, and assaulted four people in the process, sending two, including a park ranger to the hospital.

Police also arrested one other person for marijuana possession and being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Police say they are still in the preliminary stages of their investigation but they will likely charge the man with four counts of assault and battery.

9 & 10's Meredith Barack and photojournalist Jeff Blakeman have more from police on the assaults.

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