A Binghamton University student was stabbed in the abdomen at The Rathskeller Pub in the Downtown Binghamton, according to a B-Line news addition sent by the University on Saturday night.
The incident occurred at approximately 3 a.m. Saturday morning as bars were closing for the night. The student, who works at the bar, was taken to the hospital but later released with injuries that were not life-threatening, the addition said. A suspect was charged with assault this afternoon.
The news addition said the Binghamton Police Department had provided details on the incident.
The stabbing is the second assault of a BU student in less than a week. A 21-year-old female student was assaulted and her cellphone was stolen outside of the Twin River Commons housing complex on Washington Street late Monday night.
In May 2008, BU student Bryan Steinhauer ’08 was assaulted by three men, including former Binghamton basketball player Miladin “Minja” Kovacevic, inside The Rathskeller. Steinhauer was repeatedly kicked by the men and left in critical condition. He spent months in a medically induced coma.
The University’s email encouraged students to “always be aware of their surroundings and to remain in groups with a plan to return safely to campus.” It also included a link to safety tips issued two weeks ago by Dean of Students April Thompson