Stabbing near Auraria Campus in Denver prompts lockdown

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DENVER (KDVR) — A stabbing by the Auraria Campus in Denver forced school officials to place buildings on lockdown Tuesday afternoon.

Students and staff were notified via email and text at 4:12 p.m. that entry doors are locked. “Increase your awareness. Run, hide, or fight if appropriate,” the email said.

Denver police later confirmed that a male victim was stabbed near the Light Rail station on 5th Street by the Auraria Campus. The victim was transported to the hospital.

Police have a suspect in custody, and the Denver Police Department said there is no ongoing threat to the public.

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