Homeless man attacked on downtown street bench

Man robbed of cellphone at gunpoint near campus

Downtown officers have detained a person of interest after a 60-year-old homeless man was attacked while sleeping on a State Street bench early Tuesday morning.

Madison police said the victim sustained cuts to his wrists, face and neck that required numerous sutures to close.

It is not known what type of weapon was involved, police said.

The victim told police that he is acquainted with the man who has been detained. Police said the incident is believed to be an isolated incident.

The motive for the attack is under investigation, officials said.