Stabbing Report Causes Emory Shelter-in-Place Alert

Emory released an alert advising shelter in place on Sunday due to a reported stabbing, according to Associate Director of Media Relations Elaine Justice.

The victim of the stabbing was a woman who is not affiliated with Emory. She said she was stabbed at an off-campus location and dropped off near the baseball field at Emory, where she called 911, according to Justice.

The woman was transported to Grady Hospital. A hospital employee confirmed that the woman was in the operating room as of 8:50 p.m.

Emory Police Department (EPD) and emergency medical services reported to the scene after EPD received a call about the stabbing at 7:01 p.m.

The shelter-in-place alert for the main Atlanta campus was issued at about 7:17 p.m., citing a police emergency. The University declared an all-clear at 8:39 p.m.

Atlanta Police Department and EPD are investigating the incident.

Richard Chess contributed reporting.

UPDATE (6/24/18 at 8:34 p.m.): The article has been updated to reflect an email sent by the University.

UPDATE (6/24/18 at 8:39 p.m.): The article has been updated to reflect that the University issued an all-clear for the shelter-in-place advisory.

UPDATE (6/24/18 at 9:09 p.m.): The article has been updated to include the hospital employee’s update on the woman’s status.

UPDATE (6/24/18 at 9:30 p.m.): The article has been updated to include the victim’s statement, according to Associate Director of Media Relations Elaine Justice.

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