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ALTON — A man was fatally stabbed early Sunday after breaking into a home where he had a previous relationship with the residents, police said.

Alton police were called to a home at 4:28 a.m. in the 2400 block of LaSalle Drive for a reported home invasion. When police arrived, residents told them a person they knew from a "prior domestic relationship" had forced his way into their house and confronted them, police said.

The man was then stabbed "multiple times," according to Alton police. The man drove himself to a nearby hospital, where he later died.