Public Safety

Cedar Rapids police investigating a stabbing near St. Luke's Hospital

St. Luke’s Hospital aerial photo. (Gazette photo)
St. Luke’s Hospital aerial photo. (Gazette photo)

CEDAR RAPIDS — A 24-year-old man was stabbed while attempting to help a woman who was being threatened in a parking ramp at UnityPoint-St. Luke’s Hospital.

Police arrested Amstrong M. Massamba, 25, on charges of stalking while displaying a dangerous weapon, willful injury causing bodily injury, assault with intent to inflict serious injury and going armed with intent.

Police were called to the hospital’s west parking ramp around noon Thursday where they arreted Massamba after a brief foot chase.

Police said Massamba was stalking a 24-year-old woman and was threatening her and trying to assault her when the 24-year-old man intervened, public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said.

The 24-year-old man was stabbed multiple times and walked to the hospital’s emergency room, police said. The woman also was treated for injuries and released from the hospital.

Police believe Massamba, the injured man and the injured woman all know each other.

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