University Police investigate off-campus stabbing

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – University of Illinois Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred off campus early Friday and left two U. of I. students with non-life-threatening injuries.

At 1:54 a.m. Friday, police were called to the 100 block of East Green Street, Champaign. Officers found two students in need of medical assistance in an alleyway. One had a superficial stab wound, and the other had multiple stab wounds to the abdomen.

The students reported that they had been involved in a verbal argument with three people prior to the incident. Those three fled from the area after the stabbing. Multiple University Police officers searched the area but could not find the suspects.

The students were taken by ambulance to a local hospital. The injuries are considered non-life-threatening.

The incident prompted an Illini-Alert emergency notification that was sent to all U. of I. students, faculty and staff.

The investigation is ongoing. Investigators have obtained security camera footage from local businesses and will be seeking additional video.

University Police ask that anyone with information contact police by calling 217-333-1216 or emailing Witnesses may remain anonymous by calling Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477 (373-TIPS), by visiting or by providing information through the P3 Tips mobile app available on iOS and Android. All messages to Crime Stoppers are electronically stripped of identifying information and forwarded to police by an independent third party.