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Police: Woman stabs her dad to stop attack

PORTAGE, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police are investigating an overnight incident where a woman says she was forced to stab her own father.

It happened around ten o'clock last night in the parking lot of a gas station at Westnedge Avenue and Romence Road Parkway.

Investigators say the 51-year-old Detroit man suffered a mental disorder while traveling to Chicago with his 20-year-old daughter and her friend. The trio turned off I-94 and stopped at the station.

There was an argument, and police say the dad began choking his daughter's friend. The daughter told officers she stabbed her father in the back of his thigh with a small knife to stop his attack.

The father is undergoing a mental evaluation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Portage Department of Public Safety at (269) 329-4567, or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.