EUEGENE, Ore. — A man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of another man in downtown Eugene.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports ( ) that Gilbert Gene Zimmerman, 36, was booked into the Lane County Jail about 1:10 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the stabbing happened around 6:15 p.m. Friday after a dispute between two men left one of them with a single stab wound in the abdomen. The assailant had fled before police arrived.

The wounded man was taken to PeaceHealth ?Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield for treatment.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.