Very sad story coming out of Battle Creek, Michigan, as the local paper reported that Mary J. Blige’s father is in critical condition after getting stabbed three times by his ex-girlfriend.
The Battle Creek Enquirer reports:
The father of singer Mary J. Blige was critically injured Thursday morning on Battle Creek’s south side, stabbed in the neck in what police said was a domestic dispute with his former girlfriend
Thomas Blige, 63, remained in critical condition this afternoon, Battle Creek police said. Police confirmed that Thomas Blige is the singer’s father.
Police said they have arrested his former girlfriend on a charge of assault with intent to murder.
They said they found Blige in his apartment at 200 Oakbrook Boulevard with three stab wounds, including one to his neck.
He was taken to Bronson Battle Creek and then to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo where he underwent surgery for his injuries.
The Kalamazoo hospital said Thursday afternoon it had no information on his condition.
Detective Sgt. Jim Martens said officers went to the scene and found blood in the snow near the entrance drive to the apartment complex and more blood in Blige’s apartment. Police also found a knife in the apartment that they believe was used in the attack.
Martens said officers then went to her nearby apartment at the Arbors and found the woman in blood-spattered clothing.
She was taken into custody, taken to Bronson Battle Creek for treatment of a cut, questioned by detectives and arrested.
The woman was taken to the Calhoun County jail and was expected to be arraigned Friday in Calhoun County District Court.
Martens said police believe Blige saw the woman deflating the tires on his Ford SUV in the parking lot outside the apartment and went out to confront her.
The couple argued and Blige was stabbed.
He returned to his apartment and she went to her apartment, police said. She was arrested without incident.
To read the rest of the details of the attempted murder, click here.
Thoughts and prayers with the Blige family.
SOURCE: Battle Creek Enquirer