MARBLE HILL, Mo. (KMOV) – Police in St. Louis arrested a man early Friday morning after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend in southeast Missouri then ran away with her children.
Authorities tell News 4 the incident started when a 9-1-1 call was placed in Marble Hill for a stabbing at 11 p.m. Thursday night after a female was reportedly stabbed by a 32-year-old male.
The actual location where the stabbing happened was not immediately known and there was no word on the victim’s condition.
Police said after the confrontation, the suspect fled the scene with the female victim’s two children and headed towards St. Louis.
Somewhere along the way, the suspect dropped the children off at an unknown location. Police say the children OK and under the care of family members.
After leaving the kids, the suspect traveled to the Courtesy Diner on S. Kingshighway and Arsenal. Officers traced his cell phone to that location.
Officers responded to the diner and took the suspect into custody outside the diner around 2:30 a.m.
So far, no charges have been filed.
Departments from both Marble Hill and St. Louis continue to gather more information about the incident.
The investigation is ongoing.