NECN is reporting that two people have been stabbed at Tufts University in Medford, Mass at the Delta Tau Delta frat house. Tufts officials had asked students to seek shelter and lock their doors around 5 AM Sunday while police responded to reports of an assault. The conditions of the stabbing victims are unknown. Tufts spokeswoman Kim Thurler says the victims are not affiliated with Tufts and that the incident “appears to be non-random.”. Currently, the police have no suspects in custody.
Police on the Tufts University campus in Medford, Massachusetts, are investigating an apparent stabbing, according to the university.
The incident occurred early Sunday morning at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity at 98 Professors Row, a street that runs through the campus.
According to police, two victims are being treated for stab wounds at a local hospital. Tufts says the victims are not affiliated with the university.
The suspect is at large. Police initially ordered a shelter-in-place while they conducted a search of the area, but later lifted the restriction and said that the crime was not a random act.
Tufts University is posting updates on its Twitter feed.
A shelter-in-place order has been lifted at Tufts University in Medford this morning after two people were apparently stabbed “near the campus,” the school reported on Twitter.
The incident occurred at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity on Professors Row, involving people who were not affiliated with the campus, the university stated on Twitter, calling the incident “non-random.”
Somerville Police Deputy Chief Paul Trant had no immediate information on the victims or their conditions, but said no arrests have been made and the investigation is active and ongoing.
“We don’t believe it was a random act of violence,” Trant said. ‘We believe the parties were known to each other.”
Students and staff were told at approximately 5:30 a.m. to stay inside and lock their doors until further notice. At approximately 8 a.m. the university tweeted that people could “return to their normal activities.”