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Two people stabbed at Rutgers University residence hall

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Police are investigating after two people were stabbed at Rutgers University Friday night.

Rutgers Police say their Emergency Communications Center first received a report at 6:30 p.m. Friday of an aggravated assault in the lobby of Mettler Hall on College Avenue. Police say the victims and suspect were involved in a confrontation preceding the knife assault.

Two victims, one student and one non-student, were transported to the hospital, where they remain in stable condition, a police source said.

The suspect, Daniel J. Leandry, 18, was located in his room in Mettler Hall and was taken into custody by Rutgers Police.

Leandry, a student at Rutgers,  has been charged with Attempted Murder, 2 counts of Aggravated Assault with a weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes. He will be remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional facility in lieu of $735,000.00 bail.

The Rutgers University Police Department is actively investigating this incident and asks that anyone with information or why may have been in the area at the time, contact the Rutgers Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 848-932-8025.