News and Analysis

Sunday, April 11, 2010 2:08 p.m.

Police: Individual stabbed on campus

Updated, 12:25 a.m.

An individual was stabbed early Sunday morning in the 600 block of 21st Street near Strong Hall and was taken to an area hospital conscious and breathing, a Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman said Sunday morning.

Public Information Officer Tisha Grant said that no further details were available about the incident that occurred
after 1 a.m. Sunday. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said in an e-mail that the victim was not affiliated with GW.

A University-wide Crime Alert sent out Sunday afternoon said an assault with a knife occurred on campus at
around 1:30 a.m. “Witnesses reported that two suspects pulled out knives and chased an individual that was involved in a verbal
altercation with them,” according to the Crime Alert. “One of the suspects stabbed the individual in the upper arm. The two suspects and two other individuals fled the scene in a gold, silver or white Saturn vehicle southbound on 21st Street.”

According to the Crime Alert, the suspects were described by witnesses as black males. More than a dozen MPD vehicles had arrived on campus by 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, and Sherrard added that MPD was the lead agency investigating the alleged stabbing.

An MPD incident report was not available as of press time, and the status of the victim’s condition was not available.

  • Joshua Joseph

    My condolences go out to anyone harmed in the situation. Although, I find it quite inappropriate that once again, GW rather than pin pointing individual people, targets an entire multicultural community. To make things worse, this article is full of misinformation and unknowingly aims this entire event on one, uninvolved individual.

    GW has to do better, this is unacceptable.

  • Ben

    Am I missing something? Where in that 5-paragraph blurb did you find blame being placed on “an entire multicultural community”? Might we be reading a bit much into what is a rather standard-issue crime report?

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