EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — One man was stabbed near the intersection of M.A.C. Ave. and Albert St. in downtown East Lansing in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The man had serious injuries, but they are not life-threatening at this time.
East Lansing Police tell 6 News that one man is in custody after the incident.
The stabbing happened after a fight broke out shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26. ELPD received “mutual aid” from the Meridian Township Police and the Michigan State University Police.
At this time, the name of the victim and the person in custody are not known. ELPD says they do not believe this was a random act of violence.
The stabbing was just one incident in a busy weekend for police.
“[The stabbing] makes me feel unsafe, makes me feel uncomfortable makes me feel that I cant walk around by myself at night,” said Emmary Stuligross, an East Lansing Resident.
Early Sunday morning, Stuligross saw dozens of people and police officers right in front of her house.
”There were people running. I think they were fighting there were about three cops out here there were multiple cops that drove by with their lights on.”
And that’s just one incident from over the weekend.
“You know anytime we have a lot of people in town for a night football game our numbers are a tad higher.”
Chris Rozman with the MSU police says a hand full of citations were handed out for drunk and disorderly conduct, underage drinking, and selling alcohol without a license
A few arrests were also made.
But police are using these incidents from this weekend to prepare
“We are always constantly collaborating and sharing information with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to look at and make informative decisions based on information that may have an impact on the safety of campus. We’ll look at the activity from this last football game, and obviously, this upcoming weekend is another night football game well look at our resources and adjust accordingly,” said Rozman.
The East Lansing mayor says evening football games can cause more issues, so she is working with nearby cities for assistance.
“It is scary to me that we are seeing weapons downtown.,” said Mayor Jessy Gregg
As for Stuligross, she wishes there were more patrol cars in her neighborhood.
“We’ve had to call the cops on multiple people being disturbing in our back parking lot, being loud, multiple groups of people trying to break into our house we had to get a ring doorbell at our house unfortunately because there have been people up on our porch at very early hours of the day trying to break into our house.”