Chester County

1 Lincoln University Student Killed, 2 Hurt in Dorm Stabbing

The stabbing took place Wednesday night inside a dorm at the HBCU in Chester County, Pennsylvania

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Three Lincoln University students were stabbed, one fatally, inside a dormitory Wednesday night, authorities said.

One of the students died at the scene while the other two were rushed to Christiana Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, where they were treated and released, the Chester County District Attorney's office and campus police said Thursday morning. The identity of the deceased was not immediately released.

Police could be seen focusing on a grassy area near the football stadium as SkyForce10 hovered overhead after the stabbing, which happened around 9:30 p.m.

According to its website, "Lincoln University was founded in 1854 as the nation's first degree-granting Historically Black College and University, or HBCU." It is located in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

As of this past fall, 1,767 students were enrolled.

Investigators believe the stabbing is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the community.

"We are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred on campus last night," Lincoln University said a written statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We take the safety of our students seriously and are working with local authorities as there is an ongoing investigation. We have no further comment at this time."

Anyone with information is asked to call Chester County Detective John DiBattista at 610-344-6824 or Lincoln University Public Safety at 484-365-7211.

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