February 17, 2006

Student Stabbed Outside Baker Tower

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Police are investigating an alleged stabbing incident that occurred Saturday at approximately 1:12 a.m. just outside Baker Tower archway on West Campus.

A statement released by the Cornell Press Relations Office described the suspect as being a college-aged, white male, 5 foot 10 inches to 6 foot 2 inches tall, about 170 pounds with brown hair. The suspect was accompanied by a college-aged, white female, approximately 5 foot 2 inches to 5 foot 4 inches tall, with a medium build and blonde hair.

After the assailant reportedly yelled racial remarks, he allegedly stabbed the victim, a Union College student, in the chest, according to the statement. The student was then transported to Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, N.Y., by Bangs Ambulance and he was admitted to the hospital’s trauma unit for treatment. Simeon Moss ’73, Cornell’s press office director, said that the student’s condition was critical.

A source close to the investigation said that there were several witnesses to the stabbing. At 2 a.m., large quantities of blood were visible outside the Tower. By 10 a.m., the premises had been cleaned.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cornell University Police at (607) 255-1111 or the Ithaca Police Department at (607) 272-9973.

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