Michigan man faces hearing in train stabbings

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Michigan man faces hearing in train stabbings
Michael Williams is due to be charged with multiple counts of attempted murder for the stabbing of four people aboard an Amtrak train. (Niles Police Department)
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The view outside the train station. (Twitter/Hanna Zellers)
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NILES, Mich. (AP) -- A 44-year-old man faces a hearing on charges that he stabbed three fellow Amtrak train passengers and a conductor in southwestern Michigan.

Michael Williams of Saginaw is to appear Monday in court on attempted murder charges.

Police used a Taser to subdue Williams Friday night as the train was stopped at a depot in Niles, about 10 miles north of South Bend, Indiana. He's being held in the Berrien County Jail on a $1 million bond.

The four victims were in stable condition Sunday. Niles Police Chief Jim Millin has said Williams didn't have a relationship with any of the victims.

Millin said detectives spoke with Williams over the weekend, but the chief declined to discuss a motive behind the attack.

The train was headed to Port Huron from Chicago.

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