One injured in Iowa City knife assault

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Gazette staff

A man was injured during an early-morning knife assault, the Iowa City police have reported.

The incident occurred on Sunday morning at 2:36 a.m., near the intersection of Iowa Ave. and Dodge St.

The male victim reported that he and two friends were walking while approached by another group. One of the members of that group started yelling at the victim and his friends. That person then drew a large knife and slashed at the victim, according to a media release.

The victim received non-life threatening injuries to one of his hands that required medical treatment.

The suspect was described at a white male, 20-30 years of age with a dark beard. He had been wearing a white T-shirt and dark shorts at the time of the assault.

Anyone with information related to the assault is asked to call the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275.

Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering up to a $1000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477).

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