Astoria Police arrest suspect for attempted murder following a stabbing

On 06/10/2018 at about 4:14 p.m. Astoria Police Department was dispatched to the Astoria Rescue Mission for a report of a stabbing.  On arrival it was reported that 52 year old Stephen George Foxon, of Astoria assaulted and stabbed a staff person, 56 year old William Eckstein of Astoria,  in the stomach after being asked to leave the mission.   Several other people at the mission fended Foxon away from the victim as he allegedly attempted to continue the assault.  Upon Officer’s arrival, Foxon was taken into custody without further incident.  The victim was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.  The victim remains at Columbia Memorial Hospital in stable condition.   Foxon was charged with Attempted Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon with Intent to Use.  He was lodged at the Clatsop County Jail.  Astoria Police were assisted by Warrenton Police, Oregon State Police and Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office.