NEW JERSEY(FOX5NY) - Three people were wounded in a stabbing at the Rutgers Business School in Piscataway, New Jersey, Friday afternoon, according to the university. A person is in custody.
Shortly after the stabbing, the campus police posted alerts on social media: "Avoid the area and/or take shelter."
"The incident involved two members of our campus community and a former student. The suspect was taken into custody, and all three individuals were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries," Executive Vice President Antonio Calcado said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Please know that the safety and security of the Rutgers community is a paramount concern."
Rutgers believes a former student entered the business school building Friday afternoon and stabbed a current student and a faculty member with a knife. The victims then fled and at some point after that the former student cut or stabbed himself.
In an earlier email to Fox 5 News, Rutgers said: "There is no danger to the community. Three individuals, including the suspect are currently being treated for their injuries.
RU ALERT: Stabbing at Rutgers Business School (New Brunswick). Avoid the area and/or take shelter. 11/04/2016 14:45:32 EDT— Rutgers University (@RutgersU) November 4, 2016
RU ALERT: Actor in custody. Area is safe. Police investigation ongoing. 11/04/2016 15:29:35 EDT— Rutgers University (@RutgersU) November 4, 2016