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Brooklyn native fatally stabbed during fight on Cornell campus

ITHACA, N.Y. — An Ithaca College student was fatally stabbed during a "large fight" on the Cornell University campus early Sunday, school officials said.

Ithaca College President Tom Rochon confirmed Sunday that sophomore Anthony Nazaire, 19, was killed.

Nazaire was from Brooklyn and graduated from Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School. He was studying business administration at the college.

Rochon said Nazaire was a member of the executive board of Brothers4Brothers, a student organization dedicated to empowering men of color on the campus.

Nazaire's cousin Channelle confirmed his death in several Facebook posts.

According to Ithaca College's community information page, the stabbing occurred off campus near the intersection of College Avenue and Campus Road, which is located on the Cornell University campus.

A release from the Ithaca Police Department said a large fight broke out in this area on the Cornell campus around 2 a.m.

Two students had been stabbed when police arrived.

One of the students who was stabbed, reportedly Nazaire, died Sunday morning. The other was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the announcement.

Ithaca College has not yet released the identity of the other student pending family notification.

The Ithaca Police Department is conducting an investigation. No arrests have been made.

Classes started at Ithaca and Cornell last week.

Counseling is available for students in lounges around Ithaca's campus, according to the college. A larger, school-wide gathering is being planned.

Anyone who might have information on this incident is asked to contact the Ithaca Police Department at 607-272-3245, or on the tipline number at 607-697-0333. Or, send a tip by email.