Rutgers student charged with attempted murder after stabbing 2 in dorm, cops say
An 18-year-old Rutgers student allegedly stabbed two people in a dorm and has been charged with attempted murder, police said Saturday.
Daniel Leandry, 18, of Garfield also faces two counts of aggravated assault and a weapons charge in the attack, which police say happened Saturday evening at Mettler Hall on Rutgers' College Avenue Campus.
According to a statement by Rutgers police Chief Kenneth Cop, police received a 911 call at 6:30 p.m. reporting an aggravated assault in progress inside of the Mettler Hall lobby.
Patrol officers located "one affiliated and one nonaffiliated victim," who were both transported to the hospital for treatment, where they remain in stable condition, the statement said.
Rutgers Police Department issued an emergency alert to the Rutgers community and located Leandry within his Mettler Hall room, where he was taken into custody, Cop said.
According to cop, the assault was proceeded by a confrontation in the lobby between Leandry and the victims, whose names police have not disclosed. Cop said Leandry assaulted both with a knife.
He will be remanded to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional facility in lieu of $735,000.00 bail, Cop said.
An earlier statement from Cop acknowledged someone had been arrested in connection with an assault, but didn't provide a name or details about the stabbing.