An Ithaca College student was killed early Sunday morning after being stabbed on the outskirts of Cornell University. A second IC student was also stabbed and has minor injuries.
The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Anthony Nazaire. The Bronx native was a student in the School of Business Administration at Ithaca College.
Nazaire died after being taken to Cayuga Medical Center. The student who survived was flown to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, and has been released.
Ithaca Police found the male students at the intersection of College Avenue and Campus Road just before 2 a.m.
Investigators say several hundred college-aged people went to a student-organized event in Williard Straight Hall on campus at Cornell. They say multiple physical altercations broke outside after the event was over.
Surveillance footage of the area shows several cars driving by and people taking cell phone video of the incident. Police are asking anyone who was in the area around that time to call them.
The college is offering counseling to students and is planning what it calls a larger community gathering.
Ithaca College President Tom Rochon says, “I hope you will hold these students—along with their families, friends, classmates, and professors—in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult and tragic time.”
Cornell University’s vice president says, “There is nothing more important than the safety of our community; as such, this incident is deeply disturbing. Please be sure to take care of yourselves and each other throughout the coming days.”
Police do not have any suspects. Cornell University Police Department is also investigating and doesn’t believe there’s a threat to campus.
Anyone with information that may help investigators should call Ithaca Police at 607-272-3245