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Police: Woman attacks parents with hatchet, knife

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - A Wyoming woman is in custody accused of attacking her parents with a hatchet and knife. Amber Lynn Wilson, 28, was living with her parents at their home near Freedom Street and Jefferson Avenue SW.

Around 12 a.m. Wednesday, the parents woke up to Wilson standing over the bed. Police say she hit her mother in the shoulder with a hatchet.

"After she attacked her mother, the step-father intervened. She produced a knife that she had and stabbed him," says Wyoming Police Chief James Carmody.

The mom and step-father were able to get out of the house and flag down a Wyoming police officer.

"About 12:45 a.m., the officer was on a traffic stop. The couple pulled up and indicated they had been injured, been stabbed," says Carmody.

The parents were taken to the hospital. Meantime, police surrounded the home.

"He (step-father) said if her car was there, she was there. We made the assumption that she was still at house, the car was in the driveway." After several attempts to reach Wilson, just after 7 a.m., the officers went inside. Amber wasn't there. Just before noon, Wilson was spotted walking near 36th Street and Clyde Park.

"It appeared, she had been out most of the evening, based on her appearance," says Carmody.

Police say Wilson isn't cooperating with the investigation and they don't want to speculate on why she attacked her parents. She's being held at the Kent County Jail on two charges of attempted murder.


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