Employee stabbed outside Marion restaurant

By Heartland News

MARION, IL (KFVS) - Police in Marion investigate a stabbing that happened around 9:30 Sunday night at Don Sol Mexican Grill.

Marion police say an employee had just gotten off work and had walked to a nearby store.  On his way back to the restaurant police say someone came up to him in the parking lot and stabbed him in the chest.

Co-workers ran after the suspect and tracked him to a nearby field.  Police showed up with a K-9 unit and were able to arrest him.

Police say the suspect will not tell them his name.

The suspect's attorney says the man is charged with two counts of aggravated battery.  He was taken to jail on $20,000.

The victim was flown to a St. Louis hospital for his injuries.

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