Updated 2 a.m.
A student was robbed and stabbed in the stomach yesterday at around 10:30 p.m. while he was walking along the 300 block of Highland Road on North Campus, according to Simeon Moss ’73, deputy University spokesperson. As of 1:40 a.m., the suspects were still at large.
The victim, Marc A. Jackson ’10, was “alert and talking” when he was taken to Cayuga Medical Center, according to a staff member at the hospital. At 12:30 a.m. the victim was still at the hospital under observation.
Jackson was attacked by two black males who were wearing grey sweatshirts and blue jeans, according to Simeon Moss, deputy University spokesperson. The two suspects tried to take Jackson’s backpack and laptop. In his struggle, Jackson suffered a small puncture wound to his stomach. He managed to walk back to residence where he called the police.
The Cayuga Heights Police Department will be investigating the case.
Samuel Ramsey ’11 was walking to the Ecology House from the Carol Tatkon Center around 10:30 p.m. when he saw multiple cop cars driving on North Campus. “Whenever they would get close to me, they would drive a lot slower and shine a flashlight in my face,” Ramsey said.
Upon arriving at the Ecology House, Ramsey noticed that there were more police cars than on other areas on North Campus. He questioned a police officer about the police presence he witnessed on campus. According to Ramsey, the officer stated: “We are looking for a person or a group of people.”
Ramsey asked the police officer if there was anything he could do to help. The officer responded by telling him that everything was under control. Ramsey said the officer would not offer any further details and was very vague.
Many students found out about the incident through text messages and Facebook. A crime alert was sent out by the University nearly three hours after the incident just after 1 a.m.
One student in the Ecology House expressed concern that the police were unwilling or unable to offer any information regarding the incident with the two suspects still at large.
Ramsey and fellow Ecology House resident Micah Freedman ’13 witnessed multiple police officers around the Ecology House with flashlights searching the bushes, but the officers did not elaborate on the situation.
Police officers on Steward Ave. bridge referred to a “laptop robbery” when questioned about a stabbing incident. Two auxiliary officers could not verify that a stabbing had taken place.