Osky PD Responds to Stabbing at William Penn

OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa Police Department reports that on October 31, 2022, at approximately 12:34am, officers were dispatched to Eltse Hall, William Penn University, in response to a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, they found a male victim with a stab wound to the upper chest/lower neck area. He was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries and is expected to recover.

The initial investigation showed that an argument led to a physical altercation that occurred outside a dorm, leading to the stabbing. The suspect was still on-scene when officers arrived and was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect was identified as Zyrick Knight, 22, of Chicago, IL. Knight was lodged at the Mahaska County Jail for Attempted Murder, a class “B” felony.

Members of the Oskaloosa Police Department were assisted in this investigation by members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Department and the Mahaska County 911 Center.

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