Officials: Sword victim recuperating

Georgia Tech officials released his name early Saturday afternoon. He is identified as Samer Tawfik, 39, from Eqypt, a post-doctoral research fellow in the School of Aerospace Engineering.

Kshitij Shrotri, 32, who received his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Tech in 2008, is charged with attacking Tawfik with a sword shortly before 1:20 p.m. Thursday at the Weber Space Science and Technology Building, authorities said.

Shrotri, from India, waived his first-appearance hearing Friday morning and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing later this month in Fulton County Superior Court. He is charged with aggravated assault.

A possible motive for the attack has not yet been released.

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