The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office says that during this polar vortex weather that at times saw wind chills as low as -40 degrees F, they received reports of barking dogs left outside an Emmett Township property that appeared to be in distress.
The fire reportedly started around 10:30pm Sunday. Authorities believe that everyone inside was able to get out, though at least seven residents had to be treated for smoke inhalation and one firefighter suffered from overexertion.
One of the victims, 36-year-old Jason Brown, tells 95.3 WBCK his side of the story, saying he and his 17-year-old son were stabbed by a man after a confrontation. Detective Graves also characterized other media reports that the stabbing was over a parking spot or a woman as inaccurate, saying he had "no clue" where that story originated.
The Emmett Township Department of Public Safety says that they are "seeking assistance" in identifying their suspects. The incident occurred around 8:45pm April 20, at the Walmart store on B Drive North. Officers were called on a report of a stabbing, and found two victims with stab wounds; their current condition isn't being released by the EDPS.
The Emmett Township Department of Public Safety says Tuesday morning that they became aware of the threats, and quickly took the juvenile into custody at the Calhoun County Juvenile Home. Authorities say that after investigating, Harper Creek Public Schools are safe to open.