Stabbing suspect at large, citizens urged to lock doors.

March 3, 2022

UPDATE: THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN ARRESTED WITHOUT INCIDENT.

Stabbing suspect at large, citizens urged to lock doors.

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FREMONT — Fremont Police Chief Tim Rodwell is urging residents in the area to keep their doors locked while law enforcement searches for a stabbing suspect.

“On March 2, 2022 at approximately 7 p.m., the Fremont Police Department, Newaygo County Sheriff’s  Office, Michigan State Police, Fremont Fire Department and Life EMS responded to a report of a male who had  broken into an apartment in the City of Fremont and assaulted the occupants inside with a knife,” states Chief Rodwell in a press release.  

“Upon arrival at the residence, officers were told the unknown perpetrator fled the scene on foot prior to police arriving on scene. Immediate medical aid was given to the victims and both were subsequently transported to area hospitals. The status of the victims is not known at this time.  

“During the incident, the perpetrator was possibly injured by the victims while the victims defended themselves,” said the chief. “The Fremont Police Department requests anyone with information related to this crime to contact the Fremont  Police Department at 231-924-2100 or Newaygo County Silent Observer at 231-652-1121.  

“At this time, the perpetrator has not been apprehended. Citizens are urged to lock their doors, and report any suspicious behavior to law enforcement. The offender is described as a male, slender build, wearing dark-colored clothing.  

“This remains an active investigation with no further information available. As information becomes available,  it will be shared as soon as possible.”

UPDATE THURSDAY, MARCH 3: “The Fremont Police Department located the offender and arrested the offender without incident,” stated Chief Rodwell in a press release issued Thursday, March 3, shortly before 11 a.m. “We would like  to thank the efforts of the Michigan State Police, Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office, and Newaygo County  Emergency Response Team.  

“This matter is still under investigation. We ask anyone with additional information to contact the Fremont Police  Department or Newaygo County Silent Observer hotline.”

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