Georgia State student charged after dorm stabbing

One Georgia State University student is in custody and another is in the hospital after a stabbing early Tuesday inside one of the school’s dorms.

University and Atlanta police responded to a call of a fight between the students in Piedmont North, GSU police chief Joe Spillane said.

One was found in the the laundry room of building B with several stab wounds. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition. The other student was located by police in the dorm lobby and detained.

“After interviewing witnesses,” Spillane said, “it was determined that the two males know each other and had an ongoing dispute. The male who was stabbed was actively looking for the male who stabbed him.”

When he found him, Spillane said, the two fought.

The student in custody has been charged with aggravated assault. The injured student faces a charge of simple battery, Spillane said.

The names of the students have not been released.

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