Following dining hall stabbing, La Salle University briefly locked down

A Philadelphia college was briefly placed on lockdown after a stabbing in a campus dining hall.

La Salle University was on lockdown for about a half hour Monday, a spokesman said.

The university sent a text alert to students just after 2 p.m. advising them to shelter in place. The alert described the attacker as a man in his 20s wearing a blue La Salle sweatshirt.

Spokesman Jon Caroulis said he did not have information on injuries or a suspect. Philadelphia police said they were aware of the stabbing but did not immediately have details.

La Salle is a Catholic university with about 4,700 undergraduate students and 2,700 graduate students. The campus is located in the city’s Logan section.

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