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$1 Million Cash Bond Set for Man Charged with Amtrak Stabbings

Michael Darnell Williams, 44, is accused of stabbing four people on an Amtrak train from Chicago to Port Huron, Mich.

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A $1 million cash bail has been set for the man accused of stabbing four people on an Amtrak train leaving Chicago Friday, according to the Berrien County Sheriff's Department.

Michael Darnell Williams, 44, was booked on Saturday on preliminary charges of assault with intent to murder four times, according to NBC affiliate WNDU.

The train departed from Chicago and was en route to Port Huron, Mich. Williams was traveling alone from Saginaw, Mich.

Niles, Michigan, Police Chief Jim Millin told the South Bend Tribune that police received a dispatch call from Amtrak in Chicago around 7 p.m Friday after multiple passengers reported a suspicious person aboard Train 364 heading towards Port Huron. By the time police arrived at the Niles station, the attack was already underway.

One woman and three men, including an Amtrak conductor, suffered stab wounds and were rushed to the hospital, the publication reported. The severity of their injuries is unknown.

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