SIOUX CITY | A man is dead after he was stabbed in Sioux City Saturday night. 

Police are investigating it as a homicide, but no charges have been filed at this time, the department said in a Sunday morning press release. 

Officers were dispatched to a physical disturbance around 10:30 p.m. near 420 17th St. involving a large group of people. Upon arrival, they learned an adult male had been stabbed and later died from his injuries, the release said. 

Sergeant Jeremy McClure said the incident started as a fight over an alleged theft, during which time a knife was pulled. Further details -- including the identity of the man killed -- have not yet been released.

Neighbors react

Donivan Boger, who lives on Pierce Street not far from where the stabbing took place, said an otherwise routine Saturday evening was disrupted by the commotion of the incident.  

"I was watching TV, and I heard a siren take off, and it seemed like it was out my front door, and that's why I went out the front door, and I see all the cops and everything up the street," Boger said. 

Boger said he wasn't especially surprised by what happened. 

"In the past six months, that's happened four or five times, that they had cops up there and they had stabbings and stuff up there," he said. "It's not out of the ordinary up at that apartment building." 

Tom and Sue Callender, who live on Douglas Street not far from where the stabbing took place, said emergency vehicle traffic isn't unusual in the area, so the noise of ambulances and police cars didn't seem out of the ordinary. 

"We hear sirens all the time," Tom Callender said. 

Serious happenings aren't unheard of in the area, he said. 

"We've had incidents up here, so we've kind of gotten used to some of these things," Callender said. "We've seen the police up here on the corner, on the corner of 18th and Douglas."

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