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Hawk Alert: Man with knife downtown now in custody

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

UPDATE: A man carrying a knife Sunday afternoon that caused a Hawk Alert is now in custody.

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The University of Iowa Police sent out a warning to students and staff of a man with a knife on Market and Gilbert streets in downtown Iowa City.

The alert was issued at 12:53 p.m. Sunday, saying that a 40-year-old man with a knife was seen walking towards John's Grocery at 401 E. Market Street in Iowa City. 

The alert describes the man as stocky with brown hair and wearing a black Iowa wrestling shirt.

This Hawk Alert is the second that UIPD have issued this semester.

Please contact police if you have any information.

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