Man arrested after stabbing near Cedar Rapids hospital

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa- Police say a man's facing multiple charges after a stabbing near Unity-Point Health-St Luke's Hospital, at 1026 A Avenue NE, in Cedar Rapids. Police were called to a parking ramp west of the hospital just after Noon, and arrested 25-year old Amstrong Mento Massamba after a foot chase.

Police say Massamba was involved in disturbance with a 24-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman at the parking garage, and is accused of stabbing the man multiple times. Police say victim walked to the ER, was treated and released for non-life-threatening stab wounds.

Authorities say the victim was stabbed when he tried to intervene in a disturbance between Massamba and the 24-year-old woman. Police say they believe all three knew each other.

Massamba has been arrested for Stalking While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon, Willful Injury Causing Bodily Injury, Assault with Intent to Inflict Serious Injury, and Going Armed with Intent.

One person injured in stabbing at Cedar Rapids hospital
One person injured in stabbing at Cedar Rapids hospital

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