Stabbing at Carrier Dome as SU Orange event ends

By WKTV News

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Syracuse Police are investigating a stabbing that happened inside the Carrier Dome.

The incident happened as the Syracuse Basketball event Orange Madness was ending Friday evening.

Syracuse Police say the victim is a 25 year old man, and in serious but stable condition.

Investigators shut down the fan event early in the interest of public safety and say the victim is not being cooperative. A police spokesman says it was a general admission event with upwards of 15,000 people and that there is no reason to believe Syracuse University students were involved.

The person was not a student, and investigators do not believe the person who stabbed him is either.

Syracuse University recently issued a "public safety update" which advised students of an "uptick in crime near SU."

SU Chancellor Nancy Cantor and Athletic Director Dr. Daryl Gross issued the following statement on the stabbing:

"We were saddened to learn of the incident at the Dome last night. There is no place and no tolerance for anything like this, and future Orange Madness events will be designed to prevent incidents such as this. We are proud of the terrific partnership among Syracuse City Police, SU Department of Public Safety, and Carrier Dome security staff, and we are confident that their work will continue to maintain a safe and secure environment for our patrons who come to the Dome to enjoy the hard work and efforts of our student-athletes."

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