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Posted on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 : 12:23 p.m.

Police investigating stabbing on MacArthur Boulevard

By John Counts


Police investigate at a Superior Township residence where an 18-year-old woman was stabbed in the leg Tuesday.

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Police were called to the 8700 block of MacArthur Boulevard in Superior Township just before noon Tuesday after an 18-year-old woman was stabbed in the leg, officials said.

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office spokesman Derrick Jackson said the person who called 911 told police it wasn't clear if the stabbing was intentional or accidental.

Investigators arriving at the scene just after noon did not find anyone in the residence. The 18-year-old woman had already been taken to the hospital to be treated for a "significant" wound to the upper leg, Jackson said.

There were initial reports a male suspect was barricaded inside the townhouse, but he was gone by the time officers arrived, Jackson added.

As of 2 p.m., it was not yet clear what exactly happened, according to officials. Investigators were still working to identify the man and bring him in for questioning. Jackson said it was a domestic incident. A bloody rag was still visible on the porch of a neighboring townhouse as police taped off the area to begin their investigation.

Neighbors said a mailman and another woman came to the assistance of the 18-year-old woman and called 911.

Eugene Scott, who lives in a nearby townhouse, said he was walking by the residence when he noticed the 18-year-old woman sitting on the porch bleeding while the mailman and a second woman helped her.

"I thought she had cut her foot," he said. "She was in a pool of blood."

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Sam S Smith

Wed, Aug 28, 2013 : 1:37 p.m.

Special thoughts and prayers for this young woman, her family and friends!


Wed, Aug 28, 2013 : 2:42 a.m.

Doesn't Governor Synder live in Superior Township? The police are probably much closer to where lives than to where all the 'action' is. I'm sure the Gov has his own security detail anyway. Driving down MacArthur Blvd. is one depressing experience, that's for sure. I used to make home visits there 25 yrs. ago when I was a social worker. It's just as bad now as it was then...maybe worse.


Tue, Aug 27, 2013 : 9:40 p.m.

I coincidentally got lost the other day trying to bypass a posted detour and had to go down MacArthur Blvd. and some other streets in the area....all I can say is that Superior Township needs to change it's name. It's a little rough over there. Ironically it would take the likes of General MacArthur along with Generals Eisenhower, Patton, Marshall, Schwarzkopf along with all of their armies to get that area back in line!


Tue, Aug 27, 2013 : 10:46 p.m.

It's not so bad on the west side of MacArthur. Unfortunately, that area is right next to the east side of MacArthur.

Usual Suspect

Tue, Aug 27, 2013 : 9:29 p.m.

MacArthur Boulevard? Shocking!


Tue, Aug 27, 2013 : 7:55 p.m.

Why are the Superior Township WCSD cars and personnel housed 5 miles away out in the boonies of Prospect and Cherry HIll Rd where NOTHING happens? Keep the WCSD at the fire station at MacArthur and Harris.

Jay Thomas

Thu, Aug 29, 2013 : 2:52 a.m.

Are you saying that the democrats aren't running things right?

Angry Moderate

Wed, Aug 28, 2013 : 1:19 a.m.

Weren't there rumors of a police substation going in where the liquor store / daycare used to be, right across from those awful apartments?


Tue, Aug 27, 2013 : 6:12 p.m.

I don't believe that "Sheriff" & "Police" are synonymous.


Tue, Aug 27, 2013 : 7:20 p.m.

Depends on where you live, many localities can no longer afford Police and now contract the Sheriff's Department to perform "Law Enforcement". The City of Pontiac, for instance, is very happy with the service the Sheriff's Department has provided them.


Tue, Aug 27, 2013 : 5:11 p.m.

Does anything good happen around/near/on Macarthur Blvd?


Tue, Aug 27, 2013 : 9:02 p.m.

Yes, it does.

Hugh Giariola

Tue, Aug 27, 2013 : 7:15 p.m.

No, nothing good ever happens in that area.


Tue, Aug 27, 2013 : 6:13 p.m.

Of course but it's like traffic... You don't remember the safe/good drivers.


Tue, Aug 27, 2013 : 4:45 p.m.

How do you accidentally get stabbed multiple times?


Thu, Aug 29, 2013 : 1:27 a.m.

Davidian, where did you read that she was stabbed multiple times?

John of Saline

Tue, Aug 27, 2013 : 7:27 p.m.

Fall on an open, loaded dishwasher?

John Counts

Tue, Aug 27, 2013 : 5:05 p.m.

Still not clear how many times the woman was stabbed.