PISCATAWAY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A former student is in custody after allegedly stabbing two people at the Rutgers Business School in Piscataway on Friday afternoon, police say.
A faculty member and a student were stabbed inside an office on the Livingston Campus around 2:30 p.m., CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco reported.
Two students told CBS2 they heard a woman crying for help.
“It sounded like a struggle, so I thought maybe there was a fight, but it sounded like a girl screaming in pain,” Stephen Mourad said.
“I saw a girl sitting in a chair and professors bringing towels to put on her wound somewhere around here, if I remember, and she was sitting in a chair with paramedics around her,” Nathan Gabriel added.
The Middlesex County Prosecutors Office said the suspect took off after the attacks but was soon taken into custody with self-inflicted injuries.
The university sent out a text alert and a tweet, warning students about the stabbing and advising them to shelter in place to avoid the area.
Pictures posted to social media showed several police vehicles responding to the scene.
The lockdown was lifted soon after, but students were still shaken up Friday night.
“I was terrified because these things always happen lately,” one said.
The university said the stabbing was unprovoked and called it an “isolated incident.”
The investigation is ongoing. No charges have been filed.