Holmen man arrested in Onalaska stabbing

Holmen man arrested in Onalaska stabbing

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) - A Holmen man was arrested after a stabbing in the Onalaska Library parking lot Thursday evening.

The Onalaska Police Department received a call about a fight  and possible stabbing near the library at 5 p.m. May 18. When police arrived, the suspect, Alex Anderson, ran to a home on 3rd Avenue South and attempted to hide, the press release said.

Officers from the Onalaska Police Department, La Crosse County Sheriff's Department, Campbell Police and U.S. Fish & Wildlife worked together in locating Anderson and arrested him in the wetland area near the river.

The unidentified victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for a laceration to his arm, according to the release.

Anderson was taken to the La Crosse County Jail and faces charges of substantial battery, theft from a person, criminal trespass to a dwelling, resisting by fleeing, bail jumping and damage to property.

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