Belleville man charged with attempted murder after police say he stabbed his mother

A Belleville man has been charged with attempted murder after police say he forced his way into a residence and stabbed his mother.

Andrew Huber, 25, now faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated domestic battery and one count of home invasion, a news release from Belleville police stated. His bond is set at $500,000.

Belleville police responded to a 911 call Tuesday during which the dispatcher could hear a female screaming for help but was unable to speak to her. The dispatcher was able to identify the Vicksburg Drive address associated with the caller’s cell phone number.

According the release, officers arrived in time to see the woman in the front window lying on the floor and “in need of medical assistance.” Police then saw Huber walking toward the victim from another room holding a knife.

Officers drew their weapons and ordered Huber to drop the knife, which he did. They then entered the home and took Huber into custody.

The woman in the residence told police her son forced his way into the house, the release stated. After a verbal confrontation, Huber allegedly attacked her.

Emergency medical services arrived on the scene shortly after and assisted the victim. She was taken to a St. Louis hospital where police say she is in stable condition.

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