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CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are investigating a Thursday stabbing that put two young men in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Officers were called to UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital Thursday afternoon for two men with stab wounds, according to a news release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department.
A 21-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen, and a 17-year-old man was stabbed in the chest. Both men remain hospitalized, the release said.
Both men arrived at the hospital’s ER by private vehicle, the release said.
Based on a preliminary investigation, the release said it “appears the stabbing victims and a call for service for a fight in the 2900 block of Breyer Street SW are connected.”
Just 10 minutes before officers were called to the hospital, officers were dispatched to a fight on Breyer Street SW, but when they arrived there was no fight in progress, the release said.
Investigators have conducted several interviews since the incident, the release said, and the investigation is ongoing.
“At this time, it appears the physical altercation involved individuals known to one another,” the release said.
Cedar Rapids Public Safety Communication Specialist Greg Buelow said as of Friday morning both men remain hospitalized and no arrests have been made.
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