MATC student stabs another at downtown campus

  • MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Police say that a man who is an MATC student has been arrested after allegedly stabbing another student on the MATC downtown campus. Police say the victim, a woman, is in critical condition.

  • The stabbing happened around 8:25 a.m. Wednesday on the 3rd floor of what MATC describes as the "main building" of the campus, near the intersection of North 7th and West State Street.

  • The victim was stabbed several times. The 24-year-old victim is in critical condition at Froedtert Hospital.

  • Police initially said that the stabbing appeared to be connected to a domestic incident.

  • "This wasn't random," said Milwaukee Police Lt. Ray Gibbs. He also explained that there were several witnesses to the stabbing.

  • "The students should be assured that this campus is safe and secure. This was an isolated incident between two students who knew each other. Our public safety team responded immediately to the situation....classes are continuing," said Dr. Michael Burke, the President of MATC.

  • Students were notified about the incident by e-mail.

    "There was no notification by the PA system through the school to let us know what was going on. There was no classroom lockdown," said student Jared Schweiner.