UPDATE: 3 Injured, Suspect Arrested After Mt Pleasant Stabbing
Three people were stabbed early Sunday morning at a club near Central Michigan University’s campus.
Mount Pleasant Police say they have identified and arrested one suspect.
The school says the person in custody is a student.
They also state two of the victims are confirmed to be CMU students.
They were taken to the hospital and are listed in stable condition.
Students on campus are shocked something like this could happen so close to them.
“It’s just something I’ve never thought would happen,” said Andrew Luchies.
CMU sent out an alert to students to stay inside.
“I got the call and it woke us up, me and my roommate, and she came like running to my room and we knew our friend was at the Wayside,” said Brown.
She says her friend’s safety was her first concern.
“We were calling her and she wasn’t answering us,” said Brown. “Thankfully she did and she said she was just giving people rides home and she said to deadlock the door.”
Luchies says that coming from a small town, you don’t expect events like this to happen.
“I come from a small town too, it’s just not something I see a lot every day,” said Luchies. “It’s just scary to think about. That could happen midday even.”
He also had friends at Wayside Saturday night.
“I had a few of my friends from work that were there too. They didn’t see what happened but they heard and there was blood on some of their clothes as well,” said Luchies.
Brown says this won’t keep her from going out, but it’s a good reminder to keep an eye out.
Brown says, “I always need to be cautious and aware of my surroundings but I’m not going to stop going places I love because I’m scared.”
Wayside Central has also released a statement.
They said they initially stayed open last night after the incident so police could create a perimeter and avoid creating any more panic.
They say they shut their doors at 1:27 a.m. after the suspect was arrested.
This is an ongoing investigation and if you have any tips, call Mount Pleasant Police at (989) 779-5100.