A would-be burglar was in critical condition after homeowners caught him, then stabbed and beat him, police say.

The incident happened just after 5 Saturday morning at a home near Bank and King Roger on the near south side.

They say the homeowners heard noises and caught the suspect trying to commit a burglary.

Investigators say the homeowners then stabbed and beat the suspect.

Police say the attempted burglar was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

They were questioning the homeowners who attacked him.