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Campus police have arrested a 19-year-old Kansas University student suspected of stabbing another student early Tuesday morning at Kansas University's Oliver Hall dormitory.
Alec Joseph Shanelec was arrested at the Lawrence Police Department's offices in the 100 block of E. 11th St. about 1 p.m. Tuesday and booked into Douglas County Jail on suspicion of aggravated battery.
Campus police were called the residence hall at 1815 Naismith Dr. about 2:45 a.m. and found a 20-year-old man injured in the lobby of the building, said Maj. Chris Keary, assistant chief of KU Public Safety. The man had suffered a single stab wound in his abdomen, just above the belt line, that did not appear to be life-threatening. He was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Officers determined that the person who stabbed the man had left the scene, and the victim did not immediately identify him for police. Police did not release information about what type of weapon was involved, but Keary said the two students appeared to be acquaintances.
"I believe it was a disagreement that got out of hand," Keary said.
Later in the day, campus police identified Shanelec as a suspect with information from the victim and security cameras at the residence hall, Keary said. Shanelec remained in jail Tuesday with bond not yet set.