Multiple victims in stabbing near University of Iowa, campus police say


The incident occurred early Saturday near campus, officials said.

May 6, 2023, 4:13 AM

Police are searching for a suspect after a stabbing incident with multiple victims near the University of Iowa, campus and police officials said early Saturday.

The condition of the victims is unknown, and law enforcement is urging students to avoid the area of the incident.

“Multiple victims confirmed. Police are searching for a suspect,” officials said on Twitter.

A representative from the Iowa City Police Department said he could not immediately confirm if the victims were students, though he told ABC News that the victims were “about that age.”

The University of Iowa initially issued an alert at 2:08 a.m. local time about a stabbing near a gas station and community recreation area. By 2:27 a.m., the police department confirmed multiple victims.

“ICPD continues to investigate. Incident appears isolated. Resume normal activity but remain vigilant,” the school said in an alert about an hour later.

The school encouraged anyone with information about the incident to contact the Iowa City Police Department.

The incident follows a series of deadly stabbings at the University of California, Davis. Prosecutors charged a former student this week for the stabbings which left two dead and injured one.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.