UPDATE: Attempted stabbing on Notre Dame campus

By: Kevin Lewis Email
By: Kevin Lewis Email

There was an attempted stabbing Sunday night on the campus of Notre Dame.

It happened around 8:40pm on the fourth floor of Siegfried Hall, an all boys dorm adjacent to the library.

Police say a female student tried to stab a male acquaintance in a dorm room.

After a struggle, the male took control of the knife and locked the girl in the room until officers arrived.

NewsCenter 16 was the first and only news crew on the scene as police hauled the girl away in handcuffs.

“We have our little Notre Dame bubble that we live in. We really don't have that much crime other than petty theft. Hearing someone had a knife and almost stabbed someone is ridiculous," Notre Dame sophomore Katelyn Campbell said.

"I feel like the biggest thing right now for me is just that it happened in a dorm among our students and among our peers. That's the most difficult to comprehend and to process," Notre Dame sophomore Ana Dionne Lanier added.

Notre Dame Security Police have yet to release either student's name, a motive or any charges against the girl.

UPDATE: According to St. Joseph County Police, despite the severity of the crime, NDSP never took the female student to the St. Joseph County Jail. Her current whereabouts remain unknown at this time.

When asked why university police would let an alleged criminal go, a school spokesman said he could not comment any further on the active investigation.

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