Salem State faculty member stabbed in academic building

A Salem State University faculty member was stabbed Wednesday evening in one of the campus’ academic buildings, a university official said.

Karen Murray Cady, a spokeswoman for the university, said a disturbance was reported around 5:15 p.m. on the main floor of Meier Hall.  One of the school’s faculty members was attacked by a man, she said, and sustained a superficial, non-life-threatening wound to his neck. He was transported to Beverly Hospital for treatment.

The assailant was caught about a block away in Salem, she said, and transported to Salem Hospital.

Cady said a message was sent to the campus community saying the “threat is over” and that classes are resuming.

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University, state, and local police are investigating.

Salem State is a public university located in Salem, Massachusetts with roughly 9,000 students.

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