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Attacks surge in downtown Iowa City

IOWA CITY (AP) -- Recent attacks in Iowa City have police officials, city councilors, bar owners and University of Iowa students concerned about downtown safety.

Iowa City Police say they've investigated eight reported serious assaults, including one stabbing, in or around downtown Iowa City since March 27.

Authorities say the victims have been jumped by groups of men, assaulted after an argument in a bar spilled into the street, been knocked out or sustained serious injuries.

Iowa City Police Chief Sam Hargadine says there appears to be a disturbing trend toward more unprovoked attacks. He says the injuries that are coming from those attacks appear to be worse as a result.

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