News reports say Jason Hopkins, 35, is accused of randomly stabbing the victims in the city's downtown area.
An 82-year-old museum worker was allegedly knocked to the ground by the suspect.
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The attempted murder charges accuse Hopkins of stabbing a man with a knife. The victim is a Pantagraph employee who was working outside the building about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of West Jefferson Street. He remains hospitalized with two stab wounds.
Another man was allegedly stabbed by Hopkins prior to that attack. He was a tourist from Germany and was struck and then stabbed in the knee as he stood near the McLean County Museum of History, according to the charges. He was treated and released from a local hospital.
“It was a terrible shock to be stabbed, but he is quite lucid, and we've had some good conversations,” museum Executive Director Greg Koos said Thursday.
The museum is paying for the tourist's food and lodging costs while he spends a couple more days recuperating at an area hotel.
“That was the intent of the museum, because he was in our city to visit the Route 66 visitors center,” said Koos.
A third man, 82, was allegedly knocked to the ground by Hopkins as he worked at the museum.
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