ISP investigates Stabbing Incident

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SPRINGFIELD - WAND News has learned the Illinois State Police are investigating a stabbing that took place on the Illinois State Fairgrounds Thursday night.

Three juveniles ended up in the hospital as a result. 

The ISP says the stabbing took place around 11 PM near Main Street an Central Avenue. The preliminary investigation indicates this was an isolated incident; all weapons were recovered by police.

ISP ensures it is stepping up patrols at the faiground, especially during the evening.

"Safety is our number one priority," said State Fair Manager Patrick Buchen. "Springfield Police, Sangamon County Sheriff's Deputies, and Illinois State Police troopers work around the clock to make sure that the fairgrounds are a safe environment for all fairgoers."

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