LOCKPORT – A Lockport man is being held in attempted murder charges after police said he tried to kill a 7-year-old girl.

David Alfonso, 28, was arrested by Lockport police early Monday afternoon at Lock and Monroe Streets.

Police responded to a 911 call and said they found Alfonso at the intersetion covered in blood, which he allegedly rubbed on a patrol car until he was tasered and arrested and taken to Lockport Hospital for medical care.

Cassandra Castro, 27, told police at her Monroe Street home that Alfonso had tried to kill her 7-year-old daughter. The injured girl was found at her grandmother’s home on Church Street and taken to Women and Children’s Hospital for treatment. She was reported in stable condition in the hospital.

After he was treated, Alfonso was jailed on second-degree attempted murder, second-degree strangulation and second-degree assault charges. Police have not yet reported a motive for the alleged attack.