IU knife attack that prompted campus alert began with fight over girlfriend
Last Updated: 37 days ago
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Police say a weekend confrontation during which an Indiana University student was cut by a meat cleaver was caused by a fight over a woman.
Court documents say 18-year-old Zesen Shen argued with a 20-year-old IU student during several phone calls after Shen's girlfriend returned to her apartment building with him four hours later than expected early Sunday.
The Herald-Times reports police say Shen got the meat cleaver and had a friend go with him as the other man and four others arrived to confront him at the Tulip Tree apartments. The 20-year-old injured man was treated at a hospital for cuts, the worst being a 4-inch gash on his lower back.
Shen faces felony charges of battery and intimidation. It isn't clear whether he has an attorney.
IU alerted campus to police searching for armed individuals early Sunday morning between 4 and 5 a.m. Officers tracked down and arrested Shen and another suspect a few hours later.
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