Man arrested after stabbing at Dixon bar sends two to the hospital

DIXON, Ill. (WIFR) -- 29-year-old Balal Abdelhadi of Dixon was arrested Saturday morning after a stabbing sent two other men to the hospital.

Dixon Police responded to the patio area of Drifter's Saloon on Galena Avenue early Saturday morning for reports of a disturbance involving several people.

Police say there had been an altercation where two men were stabbed with a bladed object. The two victims were then transported to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries.

Police identified Abdelhadi as the suspect. Officers obtained an arrest warrant. Abdelhadi was arrested during a traffic stop and taken into custody at the Lee County Jail.

Abdelhadi has been charged with armed violence, aggravated battery, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, reckless conduct and unlawful use of a weapon.