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NYPD: St. John’s student stabbed near campus

A student at St. John’s University was stabbed in the abdomen early Saturday morning just outside the Jamaica, Queens, campus while walking back to his dorm room, police said.

The 21-year-old student, whose name was not released, was walking near Gate 3 of the 105-acre Vincentian college campus on 80th Road and Utopia Parkway at 2:40 a.m. when he approached a group of people involved in an argument, an NYPD spokesman said.

The victim engaged in an altercation with someone in the group when a suspect pulled a knife and stabbed him, the spokesman said. The student was taken to Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica, where he was listed in stable condition.

An officer with the university’s public safety unit referred comment to the institution’s media relations office. A message left there was not immediately returned Saturday afternoon.

It was not immediately determined whether the victim was known to the group or to the assailant, the police spokesman said. No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing, the police spokesman said.

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