UPenn Student Stabbed at Random

Authorities say stabbing was "unprovoked"

By Teresa Masterson
|  Friday, Feb 19, 2010  |  Updated 1:16 PM EDT
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UPenn Student Stabbed at Random

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A University of Pennsylvania graduate student was randomly stabbed by an unknown man he walked past at Sansom and 36th streets Friday morning.

The university’s public safety department said that the 9 a.m. stabbing was “unprovoked.”

The 41-year-old grad student was brought to the University of Pennsylvania hospital and is in stable condition, according to university officials.

Police are canvassing the area for the assailant. The suspect is only described as male.

Authorities are asking anyone who sees suspicious behavior in the area to call Penn Police at 215-573-3333 or 511 from any Penn building or by using an emergency blue light phone.

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