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Posted on: June 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Subject in custody after stabbing

June 11, 2020

To: Area Media

From:  Captain Robert Buursma

REF:       Subject arrested after stabbing altercation

On 6/11/2020 at about 4:30 p.m., Holland Police responded to an apartment building near the corner of 48th St. and Central Ave. after receiving reports of a subject who had been stabbed.   Arriving officers located the victim, a 45-year-old Holland man, outside the apartment with 3 minor stab wounds.

Information from the victim, as well as witnesses, indicated that the incident began as a verbal altercation outside the building and ended with the suspect stabbing the victim.

The victim was transported to Holland Hospital where he was treated and released for his injuries.

The suspect, a 48-year-old Holland man, had gone back into his apartment prior to the officers arriving on scene.   Eventually he was talked out of the apartment and surrendered to police at which time he was taken into custody without incident.

The suspects name is being withheld pending arraignment. 

Anyone who has information that may help in this investigation is asked to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety at (616) 355-1150 or email investigators at Persons wishing to remain anonymous may contact Silent Observer by calling 1-877-887-4536, texting OCMTIP and your message to 274637 or you may go online and submit a tip using the online form at

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