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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) – A man was stabbed early Thanksgiving morning, according to University of Illinois Police.

University police said they are investigating an off-campus stabbing that occurred early Thursday morning.

According to the police, the student received a non-life-threatening injury.

Police believe the injury was the result of an altercation that began around 2 a.m. in the 400 block of East Green Street in Champaign.

Police said the student approached the man and the two exchanged words before the student punched the man. The man dodged the blow and retaliated by hitting the student once with a sharp object.

Police said the man then ran south from the intersection of Fourth and Green streets. The schoolboy was taken to a local hospital.

The incident prompted an Illini-Alert emergency notification to members of the campus community. Police searched for the man, but found he had already left the campus.

CCTV captured the image of the man below and police detectives are asking for the help of anyone who may know the man or can provide further information.

University of Illinois Police say they are interested in speaking with the man involved in a stabbing incident on Nov. 24, 2022, near Fourth and Green streets in Champaign.

Anyone with information is asked to call University Police at 217-333-1216. Those wishing to remain anonymous can submit tips to Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at; or by downloading the P3 Tips mobile app.

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