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A 41-year-old man has been stabilized at the hospital after he was stabbed in the abdomen during an altercation in Harvard Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The Harvard Police Department responded around 1:05 p.m. Tuesday to the 600 block of Grant Street for a report of a disturbance.

Police officers located a 41-year-old Channahon man that had a stab wound to his abdomen. The man was treated by paramedics and transported to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford where he remains in stable condition.

A preliminary investigation indicated there was a verbal altercation between a 44-year-old Harvard man and the Channahon man, Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman said.

“The altercation became physical at which time the Channahon resident sustained a stab wound to the abdomen from an unknown type of knife,” Bauman said.

The Harvard man fled the scene in a vehicle before police arrived. The incident remains under investigation.

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