Oct. 21–A man suspected of stabbing two Detroit EMTs early Tuesday in Midtown has been arrested, along with the woman they'd been dispatched to help, Detroit police said.
The man, identified by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office as Michael Montgomery, has not been charged in connection with the stabbings of the two EMTs.
The victims remain hospitalized this morning; Kelly Adams is in fair condition, and Alfredo Rojas is in good condition, said Ruth Kremer, spokeswoman with Detroit Receiving Hospital. Police haven't released the names of the two people arrested.
More details are expected today, including possible charges in the case where two first-responders were attacked at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on Third Street near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Mayor Mike Duggan said Tuesday that Adams probably saved the life of Rojas when she intervened as he was being attacked. The two had been called to the scene on a report of a woman with an ankle injury. Interim Executive Fire Commissioner Eric Jones said the man was with the woman on the sidewalk when the EMTs arrived, and for some reason he became agitated.
Both Adams and Rojas were stabbed and slashed in the face and hands by a sharp object, and “within inches of dying,” Jones said on Tuesday. The two drove themselves to Detroit Receiving Hospital, said Jones, who added that the scene inside their vehicle was “horrific.”
Montgomery, 30, is being held on two other warrants: a sexual assault case and a homicide case from 2006 that had gone inactive, Detroit police said. Police didn't specify how the woman the EMTs were trying to help was connected to the criminal investigation.
The incident took place near the Neighborhood Service Organization at 3430 Third Street, which helps homeless people.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Adams and Rojas.
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