Two Brandeis graduate students were stabbed earlier this morning on Wheelock Road according to an email sent by Public Safety Officer Ed Callahan. The students have been transported to local hospitals, wrote Callahan.
Brandeis students learned of the stabbing at 2:28 a.m. from a Brandeis Emergency Notification System (BENS) alert, which told students of a white, medium build, male suspect wearing a black shirt and pants with a white stripe near the Stanley School or possibly on campus, the alert said.
A suspect was arrested by 5:38 a.m., a subsequent BENS alert read.
Several other news outlets have reported on the incident. The suspect, according to a Waltham Police press release obtained by The Brandeis Hoot, is a 16-year-old Waltham male resident who is suspected to have repeatedly stabbed two women at 18 Wheelock Road at 1:37 a.m. Prior to the police’s arrival, the suspect fled the scene, read the release.
Officers heard subsequent reports of a person “covered in blood” breaking into a car at 23 Highland Street at 3:24 a.m., according to the press release, and believed this person to be linked to the stabbing.
Officers encountered the suspect at 5:13 a.m., according to the release, who was taken into custody. While the stabbing occurred across from William F. Stanley Elementary School, the school opened on time, said Mayor Jeannette McCarthy in a WHDH article.
The Hoot contacted the Waltham Police Department, who said the detective assigned to the case is not available and that the press release is its only statement at this time.
City Councillor for Waltham Ward Seven and Brandeis graduate, Kristine Mackin ’14, posted the press release and wrote on Twitter that Wheelock Road is blocked, but the Stanley School remains open early this morning.
Editor’s note: Polina Potochevska and Sasha Skarboviychuk contributed to this article.