1 Arrested in Stony Brook University Stabbing

Stony Brook University

A commuter student at Stony Brook University was arrested Saturday after stabbing another student during an early-morning altercation, university police said.

The suspect, 25-year-old Richard Im of Syosset, was charged with first-degree assault and is being processed at campus police headquarters, according to Stony Brook University Police Department Chief Robert Lenahan.


The unidentified victim was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital and is listed in stable condition, Lenahan said.

At 2 a.m., a resident student approached a security services assistant in the main entrance of the University and said he had been stabbed in the abdomen with a knife, Lenahan said in a campus advisory sent to students and faculty.

“The victim indicated that the assailant was known to him and fled the scene in a dark-colored vehicle immediately after the incident,” campus police said.

“Emergency personnel responded, administered first aid, and removed the victim to the University Hospital for further treatment of his wounds,” the letter continued. “Police Officers also conducted an extensive search for the suspect and the vehicle on and around campus.”

Investigators then conducted interviews and confirmed that the student had fled following the incident, Lenahan said, adding, “there was no imminent threat to any other members of the campus community.”

Police identified the suspect and learned that he’s a commuter student that lives off campus. Im was located and placed under arrest, police said.

Im will be transferred to the Suffolk County Police Department’s Sixth Precinct, police said. Arraignment information was not released.

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