Man Arrested After Stabbing Child in Evart

A man is behind bars after stabbing a child multiple times in Osceola County Monday afternoon.

Deputies were called to a residence on South Pine Street in Evart around 4 p.m. Monday, and upon arriving located a young child that had suffered multiple life-threatening stab wounds.

The child was transported to Grand Rapids to undergo surgery. The sheriff’s office has not released an update on the child’s condition.

An 18-year-old male suspect was taken into custody shortly after the 911 call.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office assures the public that this was an isolated incident and there is no danger to the general public.