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Local College Student Stabbed in Dorm by Girlfriend’s Ex

Texas Wesleyan University
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Two men were hospitalized for non-life-threatening wounds Tuesday night after a stabbing occurred in a Texas Wesleyan University dorm room.

Fort Worth police responded to reports of a stabbing in the 1200 block of Wesleyan Drive, a student residential building adjacent to Texas Wesleyan’s campus. The victim, an unidentified male student, explained to the responding officers that he had been attacked by his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend inside his dorm room, according to WFAA.

The alleged assailant had entered the room while the victim and his girlfriend were inside. As an argument ensued, the suspect allegedly grabbed a pair of scissors and began stabbing the young man.

Hearing the assault, the victim’s friends rushed to his aid, subduing the suspect and injuring him in the process.

Both the suspect and the victim were taken to John Peter Smith Hospital for medical care, although the former was also placed under arrest on charges that have yet to be disclosed.

Aggravated assault committed with a deadly weapon is considered either a first- or second-degree felony in Texas, depending on different factors, including the extent of the victim’s injuries. This entails a possible prison sentence of two years to life, as well as hefty fines.

There were 913 aggravated assaults and 2,170 simple assaults committed in Fort Worth between July and September of this year, according to the city police department’s quarterly report.

Nonetheless, nearby Dallas logged considerably more assault offenses during that same quarter: 4,050 assaults and 1,613 aggravated assaults, per the Dallas Police Department crime analytics dashboard.

The downtown areas of the neighboring cities also see contrasting levels of crime. Analyses by the Metroplex Civic and Business Association show that Downtown Dallas clocks around four times more assaults than downtown Fort Worth, which is patrolled by a special neighborhood police unit and private security guards.

Meanwhile, the DPD continues to struggle to fight crime with a force of just 3,200 officers. A City analysis previously recommended that upwards of 4,000 officers are needed to properly maintain public safety.

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