UM Student released after stabbing

A University of Massachusetts student was treated and released from Cooley Dickinson Hospital for multiple stab wounds that he sustained early Sunday morning at an off-campus party on Hobart Lane.

The twenty-one-year-old male victim, whose name was not available at press time, was originally from Saugus, Ma.

The victim’s roommates reported the incident at 3:02 a.m at which time the student was transported from his home at the Townhouse Apartments to the hospital.

‘He had stab wounds in several different parts of his body,’ said Amherst Police Sgt. Ronald Young in a statement to the press.

According to the Amherst police department, the stabbing occurred as a result of an argument that the victim was having with at least three other men at the party. He sustained approximately five stab wounds.

‘He was treated and released for stab wounds that were not life threatening,’ UMass spokeswoman Barbara Pitoniak explained. ‘The wounds required stitches.’

No further information was available about the incident or the victim at press time.

– Melissa Hammel

Information from the Daily Hampshire Gazette was used in this article.