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Two IU Students Arrested After Stabbing Fellow Student

Last updated on Monday, October 28, 2013

(BLOOMINGTON) - IU Police Department arrested two Indiana University students Sunday morning after a stabbing at Tulip Tree Apartments.

According to police the two students, 18-year-old Zesen Shen and 21-year-old Kaiyu Lao, were involved in a fight that began at about 3:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the apartments on East 10th Street and it resulted in a third student being stabbed.

Indiana University started sending out alerts about an armed individual on campus around 4 a.m. Sunday.

Parents of students attending IU received automated phone calls about the situation.

This message was posted on IU's twitter account:

"ALERT: Armed individual at large on campus. Take shelter in nearest room, lock the door, avoid windows. Stay inside until we give all clear."

The 20-year-old student was taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital with non-life threatening wounds.

According to IU Vice President of Communitcations Mark Land, the three students had met to resolve a dispute and that is when Shen and Lao chased the third student and slashed him with the knife.

IUPD Lt. Craig Munroe says Shen was arrested without incident at about 8 a.m. on charges of intimidation and battery and Lao was arrested shortly after and charged with intimidation.

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