Police investigating after stabbing occurs on Gilbert Street

The stabbing took place near S. Gilbert Street and Burlington Street.

Kate Perez, News Editor

Iowa City police are continuing to search for a suspect after a stabbing occurred in the area of S. Gilbert Street and Burlington Street early Saturday morning.

According to a City of Iowa City press release, the Iowa City Police Department initially responded to reports of a “large fight” around 2 a.m. near the 300 Block of S. Gilbert Street.

“Upon police arrival, multiple subjects fled the scene,” the release states. “Police were able to locate three adult men who had suffered stab wounds. All three were transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment of their injuries and are expected to recover.”

The release states that the police department’s initial investigation found the fight was between people who knew each other and “there is no direct threat to the general public.”

“This incident remains under active investigation. No further information will be released at this time,” it states.

A Hawk Alert was sent out to the University of Iowa community at 2:08 a.m. encouraging UI community members to avoid the area. At 2:21 a.m., police were at the scene of the crime investigating and community members should continue to avoid the area and be aware of their environment. 

Around 2:15 a.m., Daily Iowan reporters near the scene of the crime saw multiple fire trucks at the corner of Court Street and S. Gilbert Street responding to the stabbing, along with groups of people on nearby sidewalks. The emergency vehicles left around 2:30 a.m.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.