Police: University Student Fatally Stabbed in Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – The Latest on the stabbing death of a student at the University of Maryland (all times local):

6:45 p.m.

Charging documents say the student fatally stabbed at the University of Maryland was Richard Collins III.

The documents provided to The Associated Press say that Collins was standing with two friends near a bus stop early Saturday when he was stabbed once in the chest by Sean Urbanski.

Officials have said that Urbanski was a student at the University of Maryland and the victim was a student at Bowie State University.

The documents say that Urbanski approached the group screaming and said: “Step left, step left if you know what’s best for you.” They say that Collins said “no” and then was stabbed.

Urbanski has been charged with first- and second-degree murder as well as first-degree assault for the alleged attack.

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10:40 a.m.

Police in Maryland say they have filed murder and assault charges against a suspect in connection with the stabbing death of a college student.

Sean Christopher Urbanski of Severna Park faces charges of first- and second-degree murder as well as first-degree assault for the alleged attack that took place early Saturday.

The University of Maryland Police Department said the 22-year-old Urbanski was arrested after witnesses positively identified him. Urbanski is accused of stabbing to death a Bowie State University student who was visiting the University of Maryland campus.

Police have said the attack appeared to be random and not race-related. The suspect is white and the victim was black.

ORIGINAL STORY

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Police say a student was fatally stabbed at the University of Maryland campus in what appears to be a random attack.

Local news media outlets report that the Bowie State University student was with two friends at the College Park campus around 3 a.m. Saturday when a University of Maryland student walked up and stabbed him in the chest.

Police say the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police say the attack was random and unprovoked and that the victim and suspect didn’t know each other.

Police say the suspect has been taken into custody and charges are pending.

Authorities have not identified the suspect or the victim.

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