Suspect arrested after homeless man stabbed on Pace bus in Vernon Hills

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An arrest has been made after a homeless man was stabbed while riding a Pace bus, according to the Libertyville Police Department.

VERNON HILLS, Ill. (WLS) -- An arrest has been made after a homeless man was stabbed while riding a Pace bus, according to the Libertyville Police Department.

The stabbing happened Thursday evening while the bus was traveling in the Vernon Hills jurisdiction, police said.

The 58-year-old homeless man was stabbed multiple times. After an investigation, police arrested Errol Shakes, 51.

Shakes, who is also homeless, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with great bodily harm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to police.

The victim sustained "significant injuries" but is in stable condition at Condell Hospital, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vernon Hills Police Department Investigations Unit at (847) 247-4891.

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