UIS Police Department Investigating Stabbing Incident

Posted: Updated:

SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois Springfield Police Department announced an incident of aggravated battery involving two stabbing victims occurred at 3:18 PM on Sunday, September 27.

This incident took place at 4800 Eliza Farnham Drive. The preliminary investigation indicates there was a brief altercation, and two subjects were stabbed in the abdomen.

Authorities say the suspects were seen in a red minivan. The first suspect is described as an African-American male with a red shirt, while the second suspect is described as an African-American male wearing a black shirt and camo shorts.

Both victims have been taken to the hospital, where they are being treated for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with details about the incident should contact the UIS Police Department at 217-206-6690. If an individual prefers to remain anonymous, they can contact Crime Stoppers at 217-788-8427. They can also text information to 274637 and begin the message with the keyword “TIP672.”

This incident is currently under investigation. We will provide updates as they become available.

Current Conditions
  • Current Events