Early on Sunday at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, there was a double stabbing on Professor’s Row. The site of the crime was actually the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house.
Police reports indicate that the crime occurred prior to 4 a.m., at which point the two victims, 19 and 20-years old, were found outside.
Of the two men, only one was declared seriously injured, while the other did not suffer from any life-threatening injuries.
Kim Thurler, a spokesperson from the university, claimed that the victims were not affiliated with the institution. However, police are claiming that the violent act was not a random event and that the stabbing actually occurred inside the fraternity house.
Around 5 a.m., Tufts University issued a shelter-in-place advisory until about 8 a.m. Students were notified that the local police were responding to a “serious crime,” and were advised to get inside and lock their doors.
The victims are currently at Massachusetts General Hospital and the investigation is ongoing.
There has been no comment by the Delta Tau Delta local chapter advisor, but the national executive vice president of the fraternity, Jim Russell, confirms that they are working with alumni advisors and with the police to help shed some light on the violent attack.