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Kalamazoo Public Safety still searching for stabbing suspect

The 71-year-old victim was stabbed multiple times and was transported to Borgess Hospital where he remains in stable condition.
Credit: Kalamazoo Public Safety

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — On Thursday, Nov. 5 at around 4:45 p.m., the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety responded to the 900 block of Charlotte Avenue and found a 71-year-old victim who had been robbed and stabbed. 

The victim was approached by the suspect who demanded his wallet. When the victim told the suspect that he didn’t have a wallet the suspect threw him onto the ground and started searching him. Shortly after this, police say, he stabbed the victim multiple times and then left the area on foot. 

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The victim was transported to Borgess Hospital where he was treated for multiple lacerations. The victim remains hospitalized in stable condition. 

The suspect is described as a black male, medium to dark complexion, approximately 6’02”, 200 pounds, light colored eyes, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray cloth COVID-19 mask, and a gray winter cap. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8139 or Silent Observer at 343-2100. 

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