November 1, 2013 - 11:06pm
BY PETER SHAHIN
On Friday, Ann Arbor Police released more details about an assault that occurred near the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house on the corner of South University Avenue and Washtenaw Avenue. Between midnight and 1:00 a.m. Friday, University and Ann Arbor Police responded to the incident and closed the scene to gather evidence.
In a statement, Ann Arbor Police said four party crashers were asked to leave the house and were being escorted out by four members of the fraternity. While exiting the fraternity, there was an intense verbal exchange between the four party crashers and the four members of the fraternity. When one of the fraternity members allegedly pushed one of the four, a 21 year old man from Monroe who was among the crashers reacted violently. Police said he proceeded to slash one 19-year-old fraternity brother on the arm and lacerated the wrist and twice stabbed another 18-year-old fraternity brother in the back.
Both victims are expected to recover as their injuries were not life-threatening. It is unclear whether any of the other party crashers will face charges.
The incident is being called a felonious assault by police, which if the suspect is found guilty, carries a maximum sentence of four years imprisonment.