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2 men stabbed in Marion, 1 arrested

Andrew Monroe
Andrew Monroe

MARION — Two people were stabbed early Thursday during an altercation involving two men, a woman and a child at a home in Marion.

According to the Marion Police Department,

Officers were called at about 12:20 a.m. to a residence in the 1400 block of Blackhawk Drive for a reported stabbing.

When they arrived, police said they found two men had been stabbed. Both were taken to the hospital for treatment. Police did not disclose the men’s conditions.

Police said they determined that one of the men, Andrew V. Monroe, 27, of Cedar Rapids, was the “primary aggressor.”

Police said another person stabbed Monroe in self-defense.

No additional information was released about what caused the fight.

Monroe faces charges of willful injury, assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, assault with intent to commit sexual abuse and carrying weapons.

Monroe was taken to the Linn County Jail but has been released on bond.

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