UPDATE: Suspect arrested after stabbing woman multiple times at a TRAX station in Salt Lake City

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UPDATE (11/21/2020)

Police have arrested a 50-year-old man in connection to the stabbing of a woman at a TRAX station in Salt Lake City Friday afternoon.

Police were first called to the TRAX station at 1300 South around 4:30 p.m. on a report of a man with a knife. While UTA police responded to that call, a UTA train Operator called in a medical request to the 900 South just a few minutes later.

When the officer arrived at the 900 South station, he located a female with several knife wounds to her body. The officer immediately rendered aid and she was taken by ambulance to University of Utah Hospital in critical condition.

Police viewed UTA security video footage and were able to identify the suspect they were looking for was wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and black Nike shoes. A photograph was then sent out to UTAPD Officers.

A UTA officer then located the suspect near 954 S. Jefferson but the man would not speak to
officers at that time. He was later identified as Michael Nimmo.

Michael Nimmo

Documents state further review of surveillance footage shows Nimmo focus on the victim after getting off one of the TRAX trains at the Ballpark station.

The woman was walking across the street in the crosswalk just north of the station when Nimmo pulls out his knife from his black pocket. As the victim walks closer towards the suspect he is seen bouncing around as if he is getting ready to do something, while looking at the victim.

The victim is seen walking to the ticket vending machine, with Nimmo following right behind her. As the victim bends down to grab a ticket in the machine, the suspect puts his left arm around her head and his right arm in front of the victim who is then seen jerking back. The suspect is then seen holding onto the victim and not letting her go.

On camera, Nimmo is seen kneeling down and stabbing the victim as they are both on the ground. He is then seen dragging the victim as she continues to fight him off. The suspect then goes off the camera’s view for a bit and returns without the woman.

At this time Nimmo faces charges of first-degree felony attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault. His charges could be ammended to murder if the woman does not survive her injuries.


ORIGINAL STORY:

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) — Police say a woman was stabbed while standing at a ticket kiosk on a Trax platform in Salt Lake City on Friday.

According to Utah Transit Authority Police, around 4:30 p.m., a woman was standing at a ticket kiosk at the Trax station at 900 South 200 West, when a man came up behind her and stabbed her multiple times.

The woman was taken to a local hospital where she is listed in critical condition.

The suspect was captured and taken into custody, according to UTA police.

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