A Topeka man is behind bars after a Kwik Shop clerk was stabbed at work early Wednesday morning.

Thirty-three-year-old Anthony Ryan Downing has been booked into the Shawnee County Jail on Attempted 1st Degree murder. A citizen called dispatch at 4:14 a.m. Wednesday after the clerk was found down and bleeding inside the Kwik Shop at 17th and SW Topeka Blvd.

The adult male employee is in serious condition at an area hospital. If you know more about the stabbing, call Crime Stoppers at 234-0007.