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TuftsAlert was activated on May 31, 2015 in response to a stabbing on the Medford/Somerville campus. Below is a summary of the messages, in chronological order, related to that incident.

The first alert message was sent at 4:51 AM Eastern Daylight Time. Note that timestamps on the tweets shown below may display Pacific Daylight Time or your local timezone, depending on your browser settings.

Update on Emergency Alert on Medford/Somerville Campus
May 31, 2015 7:53 AM
Earlier this morning Tufts University Police Department and Somerville Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing inside 98 Professors Row, the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house. Police discovered two victims of apparent stab wounds, who were transported by ambulance to an area hospital. The victims are not affiliated with Tufts University.

Police investigators are speaking with witnesses to try to obtain information about the suspect or suspects. At this time the crime appears to be non-random. Police have completed a search of the campus and the immediate vicinity and are advising that members of the Tufts community may return to their normal activities on the Medford/Somerville campus. There will continue to be an enhanced police presence on campus during the initial investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Tufts University Police at 617-627-3030. Updates will be shared via email as additional information is available.