Police make arrest in University of Delaware football player stabbing

Newark police have arrested a man accused of stabbing a University of Delaware student during an altercation early Sunday morning.

The suspect, 25-year-old Michael Creed of Newark was taken into police custody Monday.

According to www.delawareonline.com, the victim is 22-year-old Trevor Sasek, a senior quarterback for the UD Blue Hens football team.

Sasek was stabbed three times in the chest and abdomen after a fight broke out in a municipal Newark parking lot off Delaware Ave. around 1:20 a.m. Sunday.

Major Cpl. Gerald Bryda, PIO for the Newark Police Department, said the incident broke out after Creed yelled toward a group of people in the parking lot. Sasek then approached the suspect and grabbed him by his shoulders. Creed began punching Sasek before running off. Bryda says the many of details surrounding the stabbing were obtained by surveillance cameras in the area.

Sasek was taken to Christiana Hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries. A hospital spokesperson won’t confirm Sasek went to the hospital, only saying the victim of the stabbing was not at Christiana Hospital now.

Anyone with additional information about the incident should contact the Newark Police Department.

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