Suspects in custody following Main Campus incident

August 23, 2013 | UToday
By Jon Strunk

University of Toledo Police have two suspects in custody following an incident that resulted in non-life-threatening stab wounds to a victim who was found near McComas Village.

According to UT Police Chief Jeff Newton, preliminary information indicates that the alleged assailant and the victim had a disagreement at an off-campus location that led to the incident when the two interacted again on campus Friday morning. Newton indicated that it appeared that substance abuse played a role in the incident.

“This case serves as another unfortunate and important reminder of what happens when poor decisions are made. Whether it means walking away from a tense situation, limiting the intake of alcohol or saying no to drugs, I cannot stress enough the importance of making smart choices,” Newton said.

Students on and around campus were informed by UTPD of the incident and told to stay away from the area via UT Alert, the University’s emergency text alert notification system, as well as by the outdoor public address system.

Newton said UT police were able to secure the area within minutes of learning about the incident and the UT Alert went out to all students within 20 minutes, just before 3 a.m. An all-clear message, noting that suspects were in custody, went out just after 4 a.m.

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