Skip to comments.CU student stabbed at UMC; victim and suspect ID'd
Posted on 08/27/2007 6:47:30 PM PDT by RDTF
A University of Colorado freshman, identified by family members as Michael George Knorps, is hospitalized with a knife wound after being cut outside of the student center this morning, the first day of classes on the Boulder campus.
Knorps, who is from Illinois, was coherent and able to talk after the incident, campus spokesman Bronson Hilliard said. He is undergoing surgery, and his parents have been notified.
Were very glad this young man didnt appear to be seriously injured, Hilliard said.
The suspect, whom 7NEWS has named as Kenton Astin, 39, of Boulder, stabbed himself several times in the chest after the incident, which happened around 9:40 a.m. on the west terrace of the University Memorial Center, Hilliard said.
Police subdued Astin with a Taser gun, and he was also rushed to Boulder Community Hospital with serious wounds, CU police Cmdr. Brad Wiesley said. Officers are at the hospital, waiting to arrest him.
Wiesley said the suspect was holding a knife and yelling incoherently when Knorps walked by. The student was ignoring the man, who then grabbed him from behind and slashed at his neck.
Police dont think the suspect, who drove onto campus this morning, is a student. He is not listed in CU's directory.
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This describes what you walk past every 50 feet in the SoMa district of San Francisco.
Maybe it was Ward Churchill on a rampage...
That is, unfortunately, funny.
Funny, maybe, but tragic. I’m speaking from firsthand experience. SF is quite literally a loony bin.
I had the misfortune of having to visit the University of Wisconsin at Madison on business some years back. There were “things” walking and sitting around the campus and public buildings that were damn scary.
Wonder how long it will take the liberals to start screaming for knife control on campus? That will solve everything.
Think of the insane homeless as a metaphor for the end result of liberalism.
IIRC, the local news said that the perp’s address is a local psych facility. This guy also has a history of violent assault but he was found innocent because of his mental condition.
Not quite as bad now that you have left...
That's why I don't visit there anymore. It is a beautiful city, Baghdad by the Bay, as columnist Art Hoppe used to say, but myself and my family's safety are higher in priority.
The nickname “Baghdad by the Bay” was coined in 1949 by writer Herb Caen about 1949.
It’s best not to take you family to the scrungy areas of SF, just like it’s not a good idea to take them to those areas in any town.
I never lived there, just passed through once in a while. I spent my sojourn in the Bay Area further down the Peninsula or in the East Bay.
You are right. Art Hoppe was humorous, Herb Caen was Mr. San Francisco. I think.
Thanks for the link.
Apparently this thread is now about San Francisco.
Oh OK I see.
Next time you are passing through, FR mail me and I’ll show you the other side of SF. Lots of good cultural and interesting places there. And views.
A beautiful city, but like all cities there are places to avoid.
What a way to start your first day of college.
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