Update: Actually, it was a stabbing. Unlike the British, Tech forgot to forbid knives.
Fom the AP:
Va. Tech student fatally stabbed, suspect caught
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A female student was stabbed to death Wednesday night on Virginia Tech’s campus, triggering a crisis alert system that was revamped after a deadly mass shooting there in 2007.
Students were warned in an electronic alert Wednesday night to stay in place while police investigated the killing, and were told in a message at 8:37 p.m. that they could resume normal activity.
A male suspect was taken into custody around 7:10 p.m., according to a university news release. Campus police responding to an emergency call found the man and a knife they believe was used at the scene, a cafe in the Graduate Life Center.
Both the victim and the suspect are graduate students at Virginia Tech, and police believe they knew each other, the school said.
Further details weren’t immediately released, and university officials didn’t immediately reply to phone and e-mail messages left seeking comment.
– – – – – – – – –
We have no news to report on this situation beyond what the future Baron, a graduate student at VA Tech, just sent.
This is forwarded from a campus-wide, “VT Alerts” email to all students, staff and personnel. The time stamp is 7:44 p.m., EST:
VT Police have confirmed a murder in the Graduate Life Center. A suspect is in custody. Stay where you are and stay vigilant. Stay away from the GLC. -end-
VT Police have confirmed a murder in the Graduate Life Center. A suspect is in custody. Stay where you are and stay vigilant. Stay away from the GLC.
More later as we determine more.
If our readers have further information, please leave it in the comments. The Baron hasn’t been able to find anything.