• Michael Y. Liu was arrested for attacking his in-laws at their home in Illinois on Dec.1
  • He faces charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm, residential burglary and aggravated battery
  • Liu was reportedly angry about his impending divorce and wanted to exact revenge on his wife's parents

A Wisconsin man has been arrested for breaking into his in-laws' house and stabbing them multiple times to exact revenge on them over his impending divorce.

The 36-year-old man, Michael Y. Liu, of Oak Creek, was arrested for attacking his in-laws at their home in Will County, Illinois, on Dec.1. The unidentified couple, aged 66 and 68, were found bleeding profusely with multiple stab wounds, the sheriff's office said in a news release Tuesday.

Liu traveled from Oak Creek to the victims' house in Crete and broke into the building after firing multiple shots from outside, reports said.

Although the couple managed to escape the gunshots, Liu attacked them with a knife after he broke into the residence by smashing a sliding glass door. He reportedly stabbed the 66-year-old woman multiple times and attacked her 68-year-old husband when he tried to save her.

"The male victim was able to wrestle Liu down to the ground and eventually took his knife away. The male victim defended himself and his wife by stabbing Liu an estimated seventeen times," the news release read.

All three were bleeding heavily when officers reached the scene and were rushed to a hospital in critical condition.

Investigators believe Liu attacked his in-laws in an attempt to exact revenge on his soon-to-be ex-wife's parents, news outlet Patch reported.

Liu was arrested after he was released from the hospital Tuesday. He faces multiple charges, including aggravated discharge of a firearm, residential burglary, aggravated battery, aggravated domestic battery and criminal trespass to a residence.

The 66-year-old woman has been released from the hospital, while her husband is in stable condition, officers said.

According to reports, Liu was scheduled to appear before cops Sunday for a domestic battery conviction from July and violation of an order of protection complaint when he attacked the couple.

"My heart goes out to the victims in this senseless heinous attack. It was clear what the offender's intentions were, the minute he left the state of Wisconsin," Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley said in the release.

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