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Council Bluffs man arrested, accused of stabbing another man in back at homeless shelter


COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — A Council Bluffs man has been arrested, accused of stabbing another man in the back at a local homeless shelter.

The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil says ( ) 52-year-old Bernard Lucas is accused of stabbing 40-year-old Alphonso Wesley in the back three times at the Joshua House. Police say the attack occurred Thursday evening.

Police say both men are homeless and know each other. Police say they were in the sleeping area at Joshua House when Lucas allegedly pushed Wesley. Police say that as Wesley walked away, Lucas pulled out a folding knife and stabbed Wesley in the lower back.

Wesley was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Lucas remained jailed Saturday on $25,000 bail and could not be reached for comment.

Information from: The Daily Nonpareil,

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