A person armed with a knife is at large on the Indiana University at Bloomington campus this morning after police say the suspect stabbed a person at an on-campus apartment complex.
The stabbing happened around 4 a.m. today at Tulip Tree Apartments, 2451 E. Tenth Street, on the northeast side of campus.
The person wielding the knife fled, prompting the university to send out an alert about an “armed individual” spotted on campus.
IU-Bloomington Police Lieutenant Craig Munroe said the victim, an IU student, was stabbed in the back after a fight and was taken to an area hospital. He is expected to recover.
Munroe said the victim appears to have been “targeted” and that the incident may have been isolated, but that he was still cautioning everyone on campus to stay alert and seek shelter.
Munroe said the person with the knife is also possibly a student. The university’s Twitter account, @IUBloomington, indicated that police were searching for two Asian men, though Munroe said police believe only one person was armed.
Arturas Rosenbacher, a senior at IU, said since the stabbing he has seen several police cars around campus.
Rosenbacher, 21, lives in an apartment complex on the southeastside of campus facing north toward Tulip Tree.
“Every couple of minutes I’ll see a police car driving around,” Rosenbacher said. “I think I saw two police cars with a spotlight on.”
Rosenbacher said the atmosphere around campus appears calm after the early morning violence, adding that a lot of people are still sleeping.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call (812) 855-4111.