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Stabbing at Edmonds Community College Is First With a Weapon in Campus History

A student was robbed and stabbed Tuesday morning in the men's restroom at Alderwood Hall. He was treated and released at Swedish Edmonds Hospital.

Editor's note: This story was updated at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

A male student was robbed of cash and stabbed in the men's restroom of Alderwood Hall at e Tuesday morning at about 9:30, according to Lynnwood police.

The suspect is still at large.

According to the college, it was first time in the school's history that there has been an assault with a weapon on campus. The college was established in 1967.

The victim yelled for help and students and teachers nearby called 911, said Lynnwood Police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect running away from the campus. Police responded, sealed the area and searched for the suspect with the aid of a police dog.

The victim was transported to Swedish Edmonds Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, where he was treated and released.

Sessions described the suspect as a thin, black male, in his early 20s with a shaved head or very short haircut. He was wearing a black shirt and a blue and white plaid jacket. He used pepper spray and a knife in the attack.

Edmonds Community College remained open and no classes were cancelled as a result of the incident. No buildings were evacuated or locked down.

The college increased security patrols on Tuesday night. Typically, three uniformed security officers and a part-time student security officer patrol the college campus while classes are in session. After school hours, security staff conduct hourly walks of the college buildings and grounds.

Edmonds Community College encourages students and employees to be always aware of their surroundings. In an emergency on campus, call 911. The phone number for campus security is 425-754-0154, or Ext. 1501.

Students and employees can also reach security via any of the nine yellow call boxes on campus by pushing the red help button.

Lynnwood police continue to investigate. Anyone with information about this crime should contact Lynnwood Police Department's Det. Dilworth at 425-670-5619. Refer to case #11-3845.

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