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Police respond to stabbing at Sioux City convenience store

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Police responded to a stabbing at Sarg's Mini Mart on Indian Hills Drive early Saturday afternoon.

When police arrived at the scene, they found two people had been injured. One victim was an unnamed 24-year-old woman suffering from lacerations.

The second injured party, 26-year-old Jasper Symons of Sioux City, suffered minor injuries. One victim was sent to MercyOne and the other to UnityPoint. Both have been treated and released.

Officers detained 24-year-old Amari Barker of Sioux City at the scene as he had allegedly caused the injuries.

According to police, detectives determined that there was an ongoing feud between Barker and a 19-year-old
female, both of whom are employees of Sarge’s, and some subjects who live across the street in the 1600 block of Indian Hills.

According to police, the subjects in the residence on Indian Hills were holding a yard sale and Barker and the female placed a sign next to the road that disparaged the people living at that residence.

Police say that in response to the sign, Symons and the 24-year-old woman came over to the store and damaged
vehicles belonging to Barker and the other employee, and a physical altercation broke out between the parties.

Barker armed himself with two swords and attacked the 24-year-old female, causing her injury. Barker then threw a brick at Symons causing him injury.

Barker was charged with two counts of aggravated assault. Symons was charged with criminal mischief for damaging the cars.

This is part of an ongoing investigation, and more information may be added to this story at a later time.

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Brandon Martin

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