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Pennfield Township party turns violent


PENNFIELD TOWNSHIP (WKZO) --  A 28-year-old Battle Creek resident is recovering at Bronson Hospital after he underwent emergency surgery early Sunday morning.

It happened at a party that got out of hand in Pennfield Township about 3AM Sunday.

Just as the party was beginning to get tense, a 26-year-old fired a shotgun in the air to let everyone know it was time to leave the location on Edgemont.

The host told police he was assaulted and knocked to the ground by a 31-year-old.

He told police he pulled out his knife for self-defense. That man suffered mainly defensive wound to his arms and face.

Then police say the host claimed he used his knife to come to the rescue of another person who had been at the party,  stabbing a 28-year-old multiple times in the neck and abdomen.

That man had life-threatening injuries when he was admitted at the Emergency Room at Bronson Battle Creek and then moved to Bronson Methodist in Kalamazoo for emergency surgery.

The host his being held on attempted murder charges. His shotgun wielding friend is being held for reckless discharge.

Formal charges could be filed today.