East Alton Police are investigating a double stabbing at an East Alton tavern early Sunday morning. The call for assistance came in around 2am, at which time officers were sent to the B&R Cavern, located in the 300 block of West St. Louis Avenue just before the used furniture store and across from a used car lot. Brian Archer, Detective Major with the police department, says the scene was a bit chaotic, having started as a major brawl inside the bar.
He says the two injured men were taken to a local hospital before being sent to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis for further treatment. Both are expected to survive. If you have any information on the incident, call 259-6212.