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.
University, state, and local police are investigating.
Police investigating stabbing at Meier Hall. Assailant in police custody. There is no danger to the community but avoid crime scene.
— Salem State Univ (@SalemState) March 30, 2016
Salem State is a public university located in Salem, Massachusetts with roughly 9,000 students.