ALTON, Ill. – A man charged with stabbing a cab driver in Alton Wednesday night was arrested.

According to a release from Alton police, Arthur E. Smallwood, 54, stabbed a cab driver who works for Alton’s Best Cabs in the back, shoulder and neck. The incident occurred on Atwood Street around 10:15 p.m. Smallwood was riding in the back of the cab when he stabbed the driver.

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The driver said he was stabbed 18 times. He was taken to the hospital. He is expected to survive.

A patrol officer spotted and arrested Smallwood at around 5:30 Thursday evening along College Avenue.

The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office issued an arrest warrant on Smallwood for attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery. His bond was set at $1 million.