Man stabbed, police search for suspect

Central Michigan University Police sent a message to students and staff at 10:30 p.m. Saturday about a stabbing at the Super 8 Motel on Mission Street.

A tweet from CMUPD said a 30-year-old man was stabbed in the leg at 10 p.m. The suspect, a 6-foot-2-inch white man in blue jeans and a blue flannel shirt, fled the scene. The message said the suspect also had a Pit bull dog with him. The suspect was reported to have gone east.

Public Information Officer Jeff Browne of the Mount Pleasant Police Department said a fight began in the motel’s hallway and spilled into an elevator. The complaint pinned the suspect down with his leg, and the suspect responded by pulling out a knife and stabbing him. Browne said the man’s injury was not life threatening. He also said the identity of the suspect has only been reported as “Michael.”

Both the injured man and his girlfriend, who witnessed the fight, were guests at the motel. The couple has not been cooperating with police, Browne said, and the injure man told police he does not want to press charges. The man would not say what the fight was over.

Police later called the suspect, who was using a prepaid phone. Browne said the suspect is no longer in Mount Pleasant. They were unable to trace his location.

The suspect told police he was uninjured in the altercation and admitted to the stabbing. Browne said the investigation is ongoing.

Police advised anyone who sees the suspect to not approach him and call 9-1-1 immediately.