BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The man accused of stabbing his coworker 20 times for seemingly no reason inside a Brownstown Township home has been charged.
Christian Edwards Hubbard, 20, is charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and assault with a dangerous weapon.
Officials said Hubbard was staying the night at his friend’s Brownstown Township home. When he woke up, Hubbard stabbed his friend 20 times without being provoked and then ran into the woods to strip naked, according to police.
Officials said the attack happened Tuesday morning inside a mobile home in the 25800 block of Bristol Drive. It left a 20-year-old man in critical condition.
The victim lives at the home with his mother and a sibling, police said.
A family member of the victim said the stabbing happened when they woke up to go to work. The victim’s father said the two got into an argument and a fight broke out, but the victim claims the stabbing was completely unprovoked.
Neighbors on Bristol Drive were shocked to learn a young man had been stabbed.
“I think this is pretty crazy, really,” one neighbor said.
“I haven’t even been to bed yet,” neighbor Brian Bergeson said.
The victim told police Hubbard, a friend and coworker, woke up and just started stabbing him.
“It doesn’t sound like there was an argument or any kind of confrontation before that,” Brownstown Township police Chief Robert Matthews said. “He just woke up and began stabbing him.”
Police said Hubbard then ran from the home, went into the woods and stripped naked.
“He stabbed him, ran out of the house and into the woods and while he was in the woods, stripped himself of his clothing and showed up at one of our local hospitals naked, with some injuries,” Matthews said.
Hubbard told hospital workers he had been in a car accident, according to authorities. They didn’t believe him, so they called police. Hubbard was taken into custody.
He was arraigned Monday. A probable cause conference is scheduled for Feb. 11.
The victim’s mother and three children were inside the mobile home at the time of the attack, officials said.
“That was my first concern, because I didn’t see them come out at all,” Bergeson said. “I was concerned something had happened to them.”
Authorities said the victim didn’t realize the severity of his injuries. He washed up and walked himself to the ambulance, police said. He didn’t realize how bad the injuries were until they arrived at the hospital.