Drexel Student Slashed in Fight Over Girl

A Drexel University student was recovering Wednesday after being slashed during a fight over a girl near the college's West Philly campus.

An altercation involving the victim and five other Drexel students turned violent around 3:30 a.m. when one of them pulled out a knife as the group stood on the 3300 block of Race Street, just outside several of Drexel's residence halls, according to school officials.

Philadelphia police confirmed the slashing was provoked by an argument the victim and another man were having about a girl.

The victim was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was treated and released, authorities said.

Drexel officials did not send out a student alert "since the perpetrator was immediately apprehended and there was no ongoing threat to the community."

In an advisory sent out by Domenic Ceccanecchio, Vice President of the school's Department of Public Safety, students who witnessed the fight and felt they needed help were invited to contact Drexel's Counseling Center.

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