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BREAKING: Stabbing occurs at Peacock Hall

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This is a developing story.

A student was injured in a stabbing that occurred Thursday at Peacock Hall, according to an email sent out by App State. App State student Emmet Cardwell was arrested and charged with the felony crime of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury.

This is the timeline of events, with the most recent updates being at the top.

 

April 12 UPDATE:

According to court documents The Appalachian reviewed, 20-year-old Emmet Cardwell allegedly used a knife and “unlawfully, willfully, and feloniously did assault” the victim of the Thursday stabbing at Peacock Hall with “the intent to kill and inflicting serious injury.”

Cardwell “is to be released to his parents after posting a $250,000 secured bond,” as reported by the Watauga Democrat. Additionally, he has to reside with his parents, and his attorney will have to contact the court weekly to ensure he is still with them. He also cannot have any contact with the victim or the victim’s family, cannot possess any firearms or dangerous weapons during the pretrial release period and is not to be in Watauga County without his attorney and must have the sheriff’s notification.

In an email sent out to students, faculty and staff Friday, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Heather Norris wrote, “Our thoughts are with the injured student and everyone who was affected.”

 

April 11

10:06 p.m.

App State student Emmet Cardwell was arrested and charged with the felony crime of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, according to an App State email sent out at 10:06 p.m. Cardwell, 20, is from Durham.

A second App State student that is believed to have been involved has been interviewed but not charged with a crime at this time.

“This was immediately determined to be an isolated incident,” said App State Chief of Police Andy Stephenson. “Officers who arrived at the scene quickly determined the suspects were not on campus, and that the victim and suspects knew one another.”

App State Police’s investigation is ongoing, according to the email. The name of the injured student is not being released at this time.

 

3:59 p.m.

One person was injured in the stabbing that occurred Thursday at Peacock Hall, according to an email sent out by App State. They were treated at the scene and was transported to Watauga Medical Center where they are being treated.

Two suspects were taken into custody at approximately 12:30 p.m.

The following assisted in responding to the scene: Boone Police Department, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, Mountaineer Medics, App State Emergency Management, Boone Fire Department and Watauga Medics. App State Police responded to the report of a stabbing in the area of Peacock Hall at 12:07 p.m.

This is an ongoing investigation. No additional information has been made available.

 

1:24 p.m.

AppState-ALERT sent an update saying that a suspect is in custody and that there is no longer an active threat.

Police investigations at the North area of Peacock continue.

 

12:32 p.m.

The suspects are in custody according to an App State alert.

People are still advised to avoid the area.

 

12:23 p.m.

A stabbing occurred Thursday afternoon in the area of Peacock Hall.

According to an App State alert, the suspect left the area in a Black Toyota Convertible.

People are advised to stay away from Peacock. 

 

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