MSU student assaulted at knifepoint

Published 10:44 am Thursday, November 15, 2012

MANKATO — A Minnesota State University, Mankato, student is in custody following an armed assault at the university’s library.

Authorities say a male student was grabbed from behind at knifepoint in a bathroom Wednesday night, but was able to escape.

City spokeswoman Shelly Schulz said when police officers arrived they found other students had detained the 19-year-old assailant.

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The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with injuries not deemed to be life-threatening.