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Knife attack lands Iowa man in jail

Victim sustained knife wounds to leg

BURLINGTON, IOWA – An alleged knife attack has landed an Iowa man behind bars, facing serious charges.

On June 6, 2022 at approximately 9:38 a.m. Burlington Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the 700 Block of Aetna in Burlington for a report of an assault involving a knife.

Upon officer’s arrival a 43-year-old male victim was located, who had sustained a knife wound to his leg. The Burlington Fire Department transported this individual to The Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Through investigation a person of interest in causing this injury was shortly thereafter located. This person was transported to the police department for questioning. At the conclusion of the interview this person was placed under arrest.

Eric Allen Shaffer, age 40 of Burlington, Iowa. faces charges of”

-Willful Injury, a Class C Felony
-Going Armed with Intent, a Class D Felony
-Assault while Displaying a Dangerous Weapon, an
Aggravated Misdemeanor

Shaffer was transported to the Des Moines County Correctional Facility and held on bond pending an initial court appearance.

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