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Elderly woman in critical condition after being stabbed inside her home

EAST ST. LOUIS –   An elderly woman is in critical condition after being allegedly stabbed multiple times by her son in her East St. Louis home.

Police were called to the home at 2 Bougainville Drive near Highway 157 around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Upon arrival, they found the 75- year-old woman covered in blood.

The woman was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

FOX 2 is told her son has very severe mental health issues and was found a few hours later at the Lumiere Casino where he was arrested.

Police have not released any additional information.

This is a developing investigation. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.

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