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MPPD issues arrest warrant for stabbing suspect

An arrest warrant has been issued by the Mount Pleasant Police Department for a 22-year-old man suspected of stabbing a Central Michigan University student Dec. 5.

The suspect is being charged with assault with intent to do bodily harm less than murder, a 10-year felony, and assault with a deadly weapon, a four-year felony.

Public Information Officer Jeff Browne of MPPD said the wound on the 20-year-old victim's chest was consistent with a stabbing, though not with glass. No weapon has been recovered. The suspect is seeking medical treatment, Browne said, but he wasn't hurt in the struggle. 

Arrangements are being made with the suspect's lawyer for arraignment. 

The suspect was arguing with the victim, a 20-year-old CMU student. The two men were fighting over a girlfriend and began shoving each other, Browne said. At one point, the suspect was seen pushing the victim, who was then bleeding from the chest.

The suspect was later found on Main Street between Bellows and Gaylord streets after fleeing the scene. No weapons were found on him. He was not arrested at the time, Browne said, because the investigation is still open.

An emergency phone call was sent out to students regarding the stabbing around 1:30 a.m Sunday.

The victim was taken to McLaren-Central Michigan. Browne said his condition is stable. More information is expected at a later date.

MPPD was assisted by the Central Michigan University Police Department and Michigan State Police.