Michigan City, IN – A Michigan woman who was being repeatedly stabbed by a man early Monday morning was rescued by a group of good Samaritans who witnessed the attack and rushed to intervene.
The incident occurred at about 3:29 a.m. on April 5 when police were called to the 1000-block of East Michigan Boulevard, The Times reported.
Police officials said the preliminary investigation determined that a 55-year-old woman was outside a home in that area when a 67-year-old man approached her.
Michigan City police said the man and woman had a brief conversation and then he attacked, stabbing her repeatedly, The Times reported.
The suspect stabbed the woman multiple times and drew the attention of a group of witnesses nearby.
There was a group of people nearby who witnessed the man’s assault on the woman and ran to intervene, according to The Times.
“A group of people in the area came to the victim’s aid after witnessing what took place,” Michigan City police said.
The good Samaritans confronted the suspect and prevented the man from further injuring the woman, The Times reported.
The Michigan City Fire Department and LaPorte County EMS responded to the scene, WSBT reported.
Both the woman and her attacker were transported to Franciscan Health Michigan City Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Michigan City police said the suspect had sustained severe head injuries when the good Samaritans jumped in to help the woman, according to The Times.
Police have asked any witnesses to the incident or anyone with additional information to contact Detective Corporal Marty Corley at (219) 874-3221; Extension 1073 or at [email protected], WSBT reported.
Officials have identified the law enforcement officers involved in the incident as Michigan City Corporal Kelley Kennedy and Michigan City Officers Matthew Babcock, Daniel Revoir, Isaac Murray, and Douglas Balon.