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Stabbing on UGA campus
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Stabbing on UGA campus

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia Police are investigating an attack on campus. It's the latest in a string of attacks involving knives or guns across Athens in the past month.

What's different about the attack that happened Wednesday morning just after 3 a.m., is that it was on campus. The victim works for UGA.

UGA spokesperson Peter Konenkamp says the victim was being safe by walking with a friend in a well-lit area. However, the time of day was not on his side. There were very few people outside Brooks Hall at the time of the attack.

Konenkamp says three men approached the victim, stabbed him in the hand with a small knife and took off quickly. In fact, the victim could recall very little about his attacker. It was enough for police to believe the suspects are not the same men connected to the half-dozen other crimes in the past month that happened off campus.

Even so, UGA Police aren't ruling out any connection. Although the attacks were all off campus, half of them involved UGA students. Athens Police says they were robbed or at the very least threatened with a gun or knife.

UGA sent out an email to students about the recent attacks.

Police may not have even known about Wednesday's stabbing if an officer hadn't pulled over the victim for speeding. He was on his way to the hospital for treatment for his hand wound.

Investigators are asking any one with information to call the University of Georgia Police Department at 706-542-2200.

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