1 Dead, 1 Detained in Sonoma State University Stabbing

Update: Incident Public Information Officer and Provost Lisa Vollendorf tweeted that they are currently working to ensure the safety and security of their residential students and staff.

She added that campus residents are invited to the student center, where food and counseling services will be provided, and staff will answer questions. Students who live in the impacted communities will receive an update about where they will be moved to for the night. Those with queries are directed to a newly established call center, and are asked to call: 707-664-4390 or 707-664-4391.

A stabbing incident on Sunday (May 13) evening left a man dead. Currently, the investigation is ongoing, and authorities are trying to determine if the suspect and victim are students at Sonoma State University.

A man was stabbed to death on Sunday at around 5:53 p.m. in the Sauvignon Village residential community. Fire department personnel and campus police responded to the call.

At around 6:06 p.m. the fire department pronounced the victim dead. As of now, police have one person in custody, and claim that there is no threat to students.

According to reports, the victim and suspect are college-aged males, but it is unclear if either of them are students of Sonoma University. The Petaluma Police Department have since taken over the investigation and details on the suspects are yet to be released.

Grief counselors have been sent to the residential community locations for students. Currently, there is no further information about the victim, either.  


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