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Stabbing Leaves 2 Hospitalized At Rutgers Dorm; Suspect In Custody

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) -- A residence hall at Rutgers University became a crime scene Friday evening, when a stabbing left two people hospitalized and a suspect in police custody.

As CBS2's Dave Carlin reported, Rutgers police were called to the Mettler Residence Hall on the College Avenue campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey after the stabbing. Students said it happened around dinnertime inside the lobby of the freshman dorm.

"The kid was like, cut up on the stomach and then they started screaming," said Regina Pellegrino of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, who was visiting a friend at the dorm.

Several witnesses said they recognized the young man with a knife as a fellow student who they said lives on the third floor.

They said they did not recognize the two young male victims, and did not hear a quarrel leading up to the stabbings.

"Everyone was like freaking out, screaming," said Rutgers freshman Colin Sheehan of Fairlawn, New Jersey.

Right after the attacks, the alleged stabber was seen going from a bloodied lobby back up to the third floor. A short time later, the alleged stabber was taken out in handcuffs on a stretcher.

Residents say they had to be evacuated so Rutgers could scour the various areas of the building for clues. Some photos shared on social media showed blood on the floor of the dormitory building.

Until the suspect was arrested, Rutgers students had been advised to seek a safe place and shield themselves. Hours afterward, crime scene tape blocked off the dorm.

"We're not allowed back in," Sheehan said. "We were told to get out."

No charges had been filed against the suspect in custody as of late Friday night.

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