Michigan man held on $1M bond in train stabbings

Author: Associated Press
MGN Online

NILES, Mich. (AP) – A man accused of stabbing four people while on an Amtrak train in southwest Michigan is being held on a $1 million bond after pleading not guilty to attempted murder charges.

Bond was set for 44-year-old Michael D. Williams during a hearing Monday in Berrien County court. The 44-year-old appeared by video from jail and requested a court-appointed attorney.

Williams is accused of stabbing a conductor and three other people when the train stopped Friday night in Niles, near the Indiana border. Police stopped Williams with a stun gun.

Investigators don’t believe Williams knew the victims. Police said Monday that the victims were in stable condition.

Williams was riding the train from Chicago to Port Huron, about 60 miles northeast of Detroit. Police say he’s from Saginaw, in central Michigan.

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