Police cut into stabbing case

By Erica Fatland

Slowly but surely, University Police are finding more information on the April 11 stabbing at the Holmes Student Center.

“I know we’ve got some leads,” said Lt. John Hunter, interim University Police chief. “The victim is not being very cooperative.”

The victim, whose name has yet to be released, was stabbed once in the back, Hunter said.

He added that the stabbing did happen directly outside the student center, after an event that was held there that night. Police said the stabbing occurred shortly after 11 p.m.

Hunter said more than a few people have said there was a fight, including about eight to 12 individuals, after the event.

“We got there, and everybody split in different directions,” he said.

Hunter said that between 11:45 p.m. and midnight, police got the call about the stabbing victim being at Grant Towers North.

“We went up there and found the victim of the stabbing,” he said. “People probably saw the blood and thought it was a gunshot.”

The investigation has been narrowed down to a handful of suspects.