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Boulder police have arrested a man accused of stabbing another man at a homeless encampment over the weekend.

Eric Alan Serrott, 44, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault, and is being held on $50,000 bond as he awaits a formal filing of charges on Wednesday.

According to an arrest affidavit, police were called to a gas station at the corner of 28th Street and Valmont Road at 2:35 a.m. Sunday when witnesses found a 56-year-old man with stab wounds.

The man was transported to Boulder Community Health’s Foothills Hospital with at least four stab wounds, including one to his neck. According to Boulder police, the man is stable following surgery and is recovering.

Another officer who had been searching for the stabbing victim found Serrott a few blocks away near 30th and Bluff streets, according to an affidavit.

The officer said Serrott had blood on his hands and an empty knife sheath in his shorts, and was breathing heavily as if he had been running. Officers took Serrott to Boulder Community Health in custody, but he declined to answer questions.

According to the affidavit, police found a blood trail on a bike path leading from the gas station to a homeless camp in the 2700 block of Valmont Road, where two witnesses told police they witnessed the stabbing.

The witnesses said Serrott had arrived to the camp earlier in the weekend where the victim was already staying. During the night, the men said Serrott attacked the victim, who then went to the gas station.

Both men did not previously know Serrott but were able to describe him and later confirmed he was the attacker after seeing him in police custody. Both men also said they did not know the reason for the attack, and said Serrott had been quiet and kept to himself.

Police also found a knife with a 5-inch blade that appeared to be covered in blood at the camp.

According to the affidavit, Serrott’s driver’s license lists him as a resident of Ohio. He has no criminal history in Colorado, according to online records.

His booking photo is not yet being released by Boulder police.

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