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Fights prompt lockdown of Virginia State campus

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 12:40pm  ET

ETTRICK, Va. (AP) -- A lockdown imposed at Virginia State University following an outbreak of fights has been lifted.

The lockdown ended at 7 a.m. Thursday and classes will operate normally.

University spokesman Tom Reed tells media outlets that a student was stabbed in a leg during the first fight Wednesday evening near a basketball court. The victim was taken to a local hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

Reed says several other fights then occurred around the campus.

Reed says a suspect in the stabbing has been identified.

No arrests have been made. Campus and Chesterfield County police are investigating.


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