Stabbing at UNBSJ campus being probed
One man taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, another man taken into police custody
One man was taken to the hospital and another man into police custody following an alleged stabbing at the University of New Brunswick Saint John campus on Thursday.
Officers quickly located a man suffering what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries in the Hans W. Klohn Commons Building, said Caswell.
The man had bandages around his head and left arm when he was loaded into an ambulance and transported to the Saint John Regional Hospital.
The suspect was arrested a short time later at a nearby residence on Arlington Crescent.
Caswell said it appeared the two men knew one another, but could not confirm if they were students at the university.
"We don’t believe there to be any danger situation for any of the other students," he said.
Police are investigating the case as an assault causing bodily harm, said Caswell.
There was a heavy police presence at the scene, with about five patrol cars and a forensic identification van, CBC's Shane Fowler reported.
Forensics officers taped off the first floor of the library building with yellow caution tape, calling it a crime scene, Fowler said.
Two detectives from the major crime unit and patrol officers were also involved in the investigation, said Caswell.
At about 1:30 p.m., UNBSJ tweeted,"Our @UNBSaintJohn campus is safe and secure after an incident occurred this morning."