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Man stabbed at Morton apartment complex Saturday night, police say

MORTON (WEEK) -- A stabbing Saturday night in Morton left one injured, and the suspect arrested and booked into the Tazewell County jail, police officials said.

Robert Lake was arrested at the Creekwood Apartment complex for armed violence and aggravated battery in the incident, Morton Police Chief Craig Hilliard said.

Police responded to the complex on Yordy Road just before 8:30 p.m. Friday for reports of an incident at the complex.

Hilliard said Lake went to knock at the victim's apartment door, and when the man answered, Lake allegedly stabbed him once in the chest with a paring knife.

The victim was taken to OSF St. Francis Medical Center, but his condition was unknown, Hilliard said Monday.

It was unclear if there was an argument before the stabbing, Hilliard said.

25 News Staff

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