BALTIMORE —Three football players were stabbed on the Morgan State University campus Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore City police Commissioner Anthony Batts said.
Authorities said the stabbing took place shortly after 2 p.m. outside Rawlings Dining Hall.
A university representative said the stabbings stemmed from an argument and that someone pulled out a knife and started swinging it, cutting the three victims.
“Some individual pulled out a knife in the middle of the altercation and just wildly began swinging. Two individuals were cut superficially, one was cut more seriously but not life-threatening,” Morgan State University spokesman Clint Coleman said.
Police said one victim was stabbed in his chest, a second victim was stabbed in the back and a third victim was stabbed in the arm. All three victims were taken to area hospitals with injuries that were not expected to be life-threatening.
Police said investigators are interviewing several persons of interest.
“I was in the middle of everything. I saw the guy on a stretcher. Football players were being rowdy on campus,” said Jazmin Hawes, a student.
City and university police are investigating. Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information about it is asked to call police at 410-396-2444.
A university representative said it’s possible that the attack is related to fights that occurred over the weekend.
The stabbing comes after a student was stabbed by his roommate over the weekend.