CHICAGO (CBS) — A student is in custody after stabbing another student at East-West University in the South Loop on Tuesday just after 1 p.m.
According to Chicago police, a 42-year-old male stabbed a 20-year-old male victim in the upper back with a knife inside an academic facility in the 800 block of south Michigan Avenue.
The victim was taken to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition.
The offender was taken into custody and charges are pending.
Area Central Detectives are investigating.
East-West University has 400 enrolled students and according to the university is the only majority-minority four year college in Illinois.
A student told CBS 2 he was sitting in a biology class when the two students started arguing. He heard the the 42-year-old student tell the other student, “if you smack me I will kill you.”
The witness said the 20-year-old student responded by “smacking” him and he then ran down a staircase and fell.
The witness said that’s when the 42-year-old stabbed the 20-year-old.