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Beloit man knifes housemate, police say

51-year-old charged with attempted murder

BELOIT, Wis. - Police said a Beloit man was charged with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing incident Wednesday.

The City of Beloit Police Department said officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Colley Road in Beloit at about 12:45 p.m.

Police said one of the men living in the home, Norman Bourgord, 51, cut another resident with a knife.

Joshua Pope, 24, received three lacerations to his upper right arm. Pope was taken to Mercy Hospital in Janesville for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report.

Police said Bourgord was at the scene when police arrived and was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree intentional homicide. Bourgord also had a an outstanding drug warrant from the state of Alabama.

Bourgord was taken to Rock County Jail.

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