International student charged in UNBSJ stabbing case
30-year-old accused of stabbing a man at campus library on Thursday
A 30-year-old international student has been charged in connection with a stabbing at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus on Thursday.
The accused appeared in Saint John provincial court on Friday to face a charge of assault causing bodily harm.
But the case was adjourned without plea until July 14.
The man was released on a $1,000 cash bond under the conditions that he not have any contact with the victim, stay away from the Sir. James Dunn Hall residence on the UNBSJ campus, and not possess any weapons.
He was also ordered to abstain from alcohol and non-prescribed drugs, and to keep the peace.
Defence lawyer Hélène L. Beaulieu told reporters outside the court she does not believe the incident was "soccer related," referring to the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Police were called to the university's library building at about 11 a.m. on Thursday.
A man was transported to the Saint John Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, treated and released.
It appeared the two men knew one another, police had said.