Man stabbed near campus; no alert sent

Zoë Dehmer
Staff Writer

At approximately 11:40 p.m. on Thursday night a homeless man was stabbed repeatedly on the corner of Ryland and Franklin streets, just one block outside of the VCU core campus.

Two unknown men robbed the man then stabbed him repeatedly, said Richmond Police Department spokeswoman Dionne Waugh. The two suspects got into an argument with the victim before the stabbing occurred. The two suspects ran westbound into the alley after the assault, according to the VCU alert webpage.

The man’s injuries are life-threatening and he is being treated at VCU Medical Center, Waugh said.

No arrests have been made as of press time, Waugh said. RPD is investigating several leads.

VCU students did not receive a text alert  from the university about the incident, but the university did post an alert on its website.

The incident occurred about four hours after a man was fatally shot  in the Rite Aid parking lot at the corner of Broad and Belvidere streets. Many students complained that they did not receive an alert warning them of the shooting, either.

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