Multiple people stabbed at Rutgers University in New Jersey
Two people were stabbed and their suspected attacker was injured at the Rutgers University business school in New Jersey on Friday, the school said.
A suspect was taken into custody after the attack at Rutgers’ New Brunswick campus, which includes locations in nearby Piscataway Township, at about 2:30 p.m., the school said in a statement.
“Three individuals, including the suspect, are currently being treated for their injuries,” it said. “The investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released as they become available.”
The campus was placed on lockdown but reopened after the suspect was taken into custody, the school said. “There is no danger to the community,” it said.
The extent of the injuries was not disclosed. It was not clear what motivated the attack or how the suspect was injured.
Campus police, who are leading the investigation, were not immediately available for further comment.
Students at the business school on Friday said they saw a woman covered in blood and screaming on the fifth floor of the building, the Star Ledger newspaper reported.
“I just heard the screams,” business student Suiyi Jiang told the Daily Targum, the school’s newspaper. “Then (a) guy called the police and said ‘Somebody is stabbing. There’s blood everywhere.'”
Shortly after, police entered the building and cleared out students and faculty, the newspaper reported.
The incident comes a year after an 18-year-old student stabbed and injured two people after an argument in a dormitory at Rutgers, the flagship school of the State University of New Jersey system.
(Additional reporting by David Ingram; Editing by Dan Grebler and James Dalgleish)