The Latest: 1 of 2 stabbed Detroit EMTs released

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Posted: Oct 21, 2015 2:27 PM
The Latest: 1 of 2 stabbed Detroit EMTs released

DETROIT (AP) — The latest on the stabbing of two emergency medical technicians in Detroit (all times are local):

2:25 p.m.

Police say one of the two Detroit emergency medical technicians attacked with a box cutter has been released from a hospital.

Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt says Alfredo Rojas was released Tuesday night, and Kelly Adams may be released Wednesday. They were stabbed and slashed in the face and hands early Tuesday while helping a woman with an injured ankle on a Detroit street.

Police say the suspect, Michael Montgomery, attacked them after the EMTs refused to allow him to ride in the ambulance.

He hasn't been charged yet in the stabbings, but he has been charged with murder in the 2006 death of a 16-year-old girl and the 2005 sexual assault of a woman.

Police say they were searching for Montgomery just hours before the EMTs were seriously injured.

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11:10 a.m.

A man arrested in the stabbing of two emergency medical technicians in Detroit is being held without bond after being charged in the 2006 sexual assault and fatal stabbing of a teenager.

Michael Montgomery appeared by video at his arraignment Wednesday morning in 36th District Court in Detroit. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf. He's expected to get a court-appointed lawyer.

Charges haven't been filed in the stabbings of the EMTs. He's also awaiting arraignment on charges in sexual assault and kidnapping a woman in 2005.

EMTs Kelly Adams and Alfredo Rojas suffered severe wounds to their face and hands in the attack early Tuesday.

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10:25 a.m.

A man arrested in the stabbing of two emergency medical technicians in Detroit has been charged in two other cases, including the 2006 death of a teenager.

Michael Montgomery was arrested Tuesday night, hours after he attacked two EMTs who were helping a woman with an injured ankle.

Charges haven't been filed in the stabbings. But Montgomery was charged Monday with murder and other crimes in the death of a 16-year-old girl nearly a decade ago.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says Montgomery was also charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting and kidnapping a woman in 2005.

He's in custody awaiting a court hearing Wednesday and doesn't yet have an attorney.

EMTs Kelly Adams and Alfredo Rojas suffered severe wounds to their face and hands in the attack early Tuesday.