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Man charged after overnight stabbing in Bloomington

Man charged after overnight stabbing in Bloomington


BLOOMINGTON — A man was stabbed early Saturday morning in downtown Bloomington, police reported, and another man was arrested.

The suspect, Elbert Hawkins, 50, is charged with aggravated battery/use of a deadly weapon. He was jailed in lieu of $10,035 and ordered to avoid contact with the other man.

Police were called about 3:15 a.m. to the 300 block of East Jefferson Street where two men had a fight.

During the fight, one man was stabbed in the neck and suffered significant injuries.

He was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery. His current condition was not available Saturday morning.

Contact Kelsey Watznauer at (309) 820-3254. Follow her on Twitter: @kwatznauer.

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