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Man stabbed eight times during Iowa City altercation

Jeremiah M. Banks
Jeremiah M. Banks

IOWA CITY — A man was stabbed eight times during an altercation under a bridge Tuesday in Iowa City.

Jeremiah M. Banks, 18, of Des Moines, got into a fight with another man at 10:47 p.m. under the Benton Street bridge at the Iowa River, according to Iowa City police. Banks pulled a knife on the man and stabbed him multiple times, police said.

The man suffered seven stab wounds under his left arm and one stab wound under his right arm. Banks admitted to attacking the man and still had the bloody knife when he was taken into custody.

Police said when Banks was in custody, he gave them false information about his identity and date of birth.

Banks faces charges of going armed with intent and willful injury causing bodily injury, both Class D felonies; and harassing a public official, a simple misdemeanor. If convicted, he faces more than 10 years in prison.

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