Hibbing Mayor Bitten in the Face

By KBJR News 1

May 7, 2011 Updated May 9, 2011 at 3:10 PM CDT

Hibbing, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- The Mayor of Hibbing is recovering tonight after reportedly being attacked last night.

Police say two juveniles and one adult are in custody after they allegedly attacked a group of adults last night.

Friends and family of Mayor Rick Cannata told the Northland's NewsCenter that he was one of the people allegedly attacked.

Friends of the victims believe the suspects were trying to rob them.

One of the suspects reportedly bit Cannata near the eye. He received several stitches following the attack.

Hibbing Police are not however, releasing the identities of the victims yet because the investigation is ongoing.

More information is expected to be released on Monday.