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Man Arrested For Attempted Murder In Road Rage Incident

By Beth Milligan | April 14, 2021

A 24-year-old Garfield Township man was arrested Tuesday for attempted murder after stabbing a man in his neighborhood during a road rage incident.

According to the Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office, the incident took place just before 4pm Tuesday. The suspect and a friend were driving past the home of the victim, a 30-year-old Garfield Township resident, when a verbal altercation took place. The suspect and victim know each other and live in the same neighborhood. Following the altercation, the victim began following the suspect in his vehicle. At a stop sign, the suspect got out of his car and approached the victim, who was sitting in his car with the window down. The suspect began stabbing the victim through the open window with a folding knife, striking the victim multiple times.

The suspect was located and arrested within minutes of deputies being dispatched to the scene. First aid was rendered to the victim, who was taken to Munson Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The man was in stable conditon in the hospital as of Wednesday.

The suspect was arrested for attempted murder and taken to Grand Traverse County Jail. His name has not yet been released. The incident is still under investigation.

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