Thomas Blige, 63, of Battle Creek, Mich., was left in critical condition after he was attacked by an ex-girlfriend at 6:53 a.m.
The victim was reportedly studying for a college class when he heard noise outside his window, and found the woman slicing his tires. He was stabbed after going out to verbally confront her.
His roommate, Michael Thomas, told a local news station that he called 911 after Blige — bleeding and holding his neck — made his way back into the unit. He was transported to Bronson Battle Creek, and later Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, where he underwent surgery.
Police found what they believe to be the knife used in the attack inside Blige's kitchen. The ex was arrested on attempted murder charges in her own apartment nearby.
Prior to today's altercation, authorities responded to seven domestic dispute calls between Blige and his 50-year-old former companion.
In October, she was charged with aggravated domestic violence for hitting Blige over the head with a glass candlestick. She was given six months probation in the case, and ordered to have "non assaultive" contact with Blige.
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