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Friday, October 9, 2009

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UCLA Student Stabbed on Campus

Los Angeles:  A UCLA student was stabbed by a classmate while in a lab located in Young Hall on the UCLA campus.

On October 8, 2009, at around 12:10 .p.m., during a lab class, a male student stabbed a female classmate.  The victim was stabbed multiple times and was taken to a local hospital.  The victim is expected to recover from her injuries.

Within minutes, UCLA police officers arrested the suspect without incident in the building where the attack took place.  The suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Damon Thompson.  Thompson was booked for attempted murder and is being held on $1 million dollars bail.  

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call LAPD West Los Angeles Homicide Detective Mike Pelletier at 310-444-1520.  After-hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD.  Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website, www.lapdonline.org.  All tips will remain anonymous.

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