(KMOV) – Police are investigating after a homeless man was stabbed at Russell Commons Park, just north of the Alton bridge.
It happened on Thursday just after 9:00 p.m.
Authorities received a 911 call from Gary Williams, 23, stating that he had been stabbed.
Officers found Williams, who appeared to be living in a tent, near the southeast corner of the park.
Williams was transported to Alton Memorial Hospital, where he was initially treated before being arched to a St. Louis Area Hospital. He is recovering from surgery and listed in stable condition.
The suspect, also an apparent homeless subject living in the same area of the park, was known and identified by the victim. The suspect was located approximately two hours later walking in the 600 block of Broadway, where he was taken into custody without incident.
The suspect is currently in custody at the Alton Police Department, where he is being held pending formal charges through the Madison County States Attorney's Office.