The University of Maryland student has been charged with murder after police say he fatally a student on the campus in the school’s graduation weekend.
Sean Christopher Urbanski, 22, Severna Park, Md., faces charges of first-and second-degree murder as well as first-degree assault for the alleged attack early Saturday, police said.
The researchers told Fox 5 DC, a student at nearby Bowie State University was waiting for an Uber with two friends on the College Park campus, around 3 a.m., when he was stabbed in the chest with a folding knife.
Urbanski was arrested on the scene after several witnesses identified him. The police said that the suspect had been drinking and spoke to them, but his words had no meaning.
The victim’s identity was not immediately known, and Bowie State University, said that it would not be released until Sunday, at the request of the family.
The police said that the attack seemed to be random and that there is no indication that race played a role. The suspect is white and the victim black.
University of Maryland President Wallace Loh led students and their families in a moment of silence during the Sunday of the graduation ceremony.
“We are still in shock that a young man, so full of promise, his life too short, so suddenly,” Loh said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends, and with the entire Bowie State University community.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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