Muscatine police seek help in stabbing investigation

A Muscatine man was seriously injured in a Friday morning stabbing near the intersection of East 7th and Poplar streets.

Police arrived about 9 a.m. to find Jason Burkett, 31, in the street. He was taken to Trinity Muscatine Hospital and subsequently airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, the city said in a news release.

Police believe the alleged stabbing was an isolated incident. Detectives are leading the investigation into the incident and the offender remains at large.

Anyone with information related is encouraged to contact the Muscatine Police Department at (563) 263-9922 or Lieutenant Tony Kies at (563) 263-9922 extension 608.

This story originally appeared on the Voice of Muscatine. Read More local stories here.

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