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Posted: 5/1/2011 5:52:35 AM EDT
21-year-old UW-Madison student received life-threatening injuries after being stabbed multiple times at a residence in the 500 block of West Mifflin St. just after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Officers witnessed a few people leaving the scene and detained three men. Police said that one of those men, a 22-year-old from Green Bay, is believed to be the suspect.

Tyler Hellenbrand saw the bloodied victim as he came out of his house Saturday afternoon.

"I saw a guy come out the back on a stretcher, and he looked like he'd been stabbed twice, once possibly in the side and once in the arm, but I don't know for sure," said Hellenbrand.

Police said the suspect also kicked another man in the jaw after the stabbing.

As of late Saturday night, no arrests had yet been made in the incidents and no names of victims had been released.

The second stabbing happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night in the 400 block of West Mifflin St.

Police said the male victim had non-life threatening injuries.

Police do not believe the two incidents are related.

This unfortunate spike in violence, along with 160 arrests, could be the result of changes to this year's party.

Some say the beer cans lining Mifflin Street is evidence that the MIfflin Street Block Party has long since moved away from its roots as a street protest of the Vietnam War.

....In addition to the two stabbings, a police officer suffered injuries to his side and leg, while a female officer was punched in the face after attempting to stop a man from carrying a bottle of alcohol.

As of 9 p.m. Saturday, 160 people had been arrested. Police said most were cited and released for having glass on the street, underage drinking, and depositing human waste.

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