BREAKING NEWS: Stabbing at off-campus Wal-Mart

Ferris DPS issues three emergency alerts before apprehending suspect

UPDATE: Jan. 30, 2017

The stabbing in the report below occurred at the Appleridge Apartment complex on Fuller Avenue in Big Rapids. The altercation was between two brothers, one of which stabbed the other multiple times in the leg. 

The suspect, Snyder, fled on foot and was sighted at Wal-mart on Perry Avenue. 

At approximately 3:04 p.m. Snyder was apprehended by a member of the Ferris Department of Public Safety on 205th Avenue, south of 15 Mile Road.

The victim, 21, was transported to Spectrum Health in Big Rapids and was treated for non-threatening injuries.  


A stabbing took place in Big Rapids, prompting Ferris’ Department of Public Safety to issue Ferris students and staff a series of three emergency alert messages in response to the incident.

The emergency alerts were sent out at approximately 2:40 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, and named Tylor Gerard Snyder, 22, as the suspect. Snyder had last been seen at the off-campus Wal-Mart on Perry Avenue according to one of the emergency alerts issued by DPS.

A fourth alert was sent out at 3:10 p.m. noting that Snyder had been apprehended by police. Students have been advised that it is now safe to resume normal activities.

Details have not yet been released on the condition of the victim.

Further information on the incident can be reported to DPS at (231) 591-5000 or to Big Rapids City Police at (231) 527-0005.