(Update) Atlantic man stabbed Mon. night

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December 11th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department issued a statement this morning pertaining to an incident which occurred Monday night at the corner of 4th and Pine Streets. Police Chief Steve Green says officers responded to a reported assault at around 7:40-p.m.  The alleged victim was identified as a 27-year old Atlantic man, who was taken to the Cass County Memorial Hospital suffering from a single stab wound to his abdomen. The man, whose name was not released, was later transferred to Creighton Medical Center in Omaha, for additional treatment.

The incident is being investigated by the Atlantic P-D and agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Anyone with information about the incident, is being asked to contact the Atlantic Police Department.

Chief Green says this appears to be an isolated incident, and there is likely no danger to the general public. He declined to elaborate on why that is the case, and whether any suspects were being sought.