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Police investigate arson with explosion and suicide attempt


The Lakeview Post of the Michigan State Police is investigating the explosion and arson of a camper trailer stemming from a suicide attempt.

Troopers from the Lakeview Post responded to 1525 N. Greenville Road at about 11:04 a.m. on Monday, October 3, where it was reported that Steven Welcher, 41, had attempted suicide by using a shotgun.

Police reported that Welcher’s sister wrestled the weapon away from him. Welcher entered a camper trailer he was staying in, and an explosion then blew Mr. Welcher out of the camper. He then regained the shotgun and attempted it to use it on himself again, but a local resident who witnessed the event was able to take the weapon away from Welcher.

The explosion and the fire destroyed the camper. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

Welcher was taken to Spectrum United Memorial Hospital in Greenville by Montcalm County Ambulance. There were no other injuries.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Montcalm County Sheriff Department and the Lakeview Fire Department.

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