Police charge suspect in Maryland college stabbing death

Sunday, May 21, 2017|3 p.m.

COLLEGE PARK, Md.– A University of Maryland student was charged Sunday with fatally stabbing a checking out trainee on school in exactly what cops have referred to as an unprovoked attack that rattled the school over graduation weekend.

Sean Christopher Urbanski of Severna Park deals with charges of very first- and second-degree murder along with first-degree assault for the alleged attack that occurred early Saturday, police stated.

The University of Maryland Police Department said the 22-year-old Urbanski was detained after witnesses favorably recognized him.

No attorney was listed for Urbanski on online court records and a message left at a number noted for his Severna Park house was not right away returned Sunday.

Authorities stated a Bowie State College student was with two friends near a bus stop at the College Park school around 3 a.m. when he was stabbed in the chest with a folding knife.

Police have said the attack seemed random which there’s no indication that race played a role. The suspect is white and the victim was black.

Bowie State University said the victim’s name would not be launched till Sunday at the request of his household.

The attack came as the University of Maryland hosted visitors for graduation festivities.

“I’m stunned,” Rosey Ugo Edeh, who remained in town to see her child graduate, told The Baltimore Sun. “This is a weekend of pure bliss and celebration for seniors.”

During Sunday’s University of Maryland graduation event, School President Wallace Loh led students and their households in a minute of silence for the slain Bowie State student.

Loh called it a “ridiculous and unprovoked assault,” The Baltimore Sun reported.

“We are still in shock that a young man, so loaded with promise, must have his life interrupted, so unexpectedly,” Loh stated. “Our ideas and prayers are with his friends and family, and with the entire Bowie State University community.”

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