East Lansing man arrested on charges of felonious assault
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University police arrested an 18-year-old East Lansing man today on charges of felonious assault after he threatened an MSU employee with a 2-inch-long serrated knife following a car accident on campus.
MSU police said the suspect, a Lansing Community College student, became upset after the university employee accidentally backed his vehicle into the suspect’s at 2:44 p.m. in the Akers Hall service area near Akers Road. The two exchanged words and the suspect pulled a 2-inch serrated knife out of his pocket and flicked it open when a bystander yelled for him to put it away. The suspect then drove away.
Police caught the suspect about10 minutes later in the parking loop of McDonel Hall East based upon the description of the car and license plate numbers provided by witnesses. After being stopped, the suspect admitted to pulling the knife, according to police.
The suspect currently is being held at the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department where he is awaiting arraignment for felonious assault, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a license.
The university employee did not sustain any injuries and did not seek medical attention, according to police.