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Buffalo State student arrested in box-cutter attack on two

A SUNY Buffalo State student from Yonkers was charged Thursday with first-degree assault in the box-cutter attack on two other students outside the Student Apartment Complex early Monday, Buffalo police said.

Mohamed Kaba, 22, was arrested at his off-campus apartment at about 1:15 p.m. by campus police, authorities said. He also is being held on two counts of burglary and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, according to Timothy J. Walsh, SUNY Buffalo State associate vice president for college relations.

Kaba was being held in the Buffalo police lockup pending arraignment Friday in City Court.

The arrest followed an investigation by campus police. The suspect’s photo – obtained from video camera in the lobby of the apartment complex moments after the Monday attack at 2:30 a.m. – was released to local media.

Both male victims of the attack were taken to Sisters Hospital. One of the victims was treated for what were described as “numerous” slashes to his arms, back and torso. The other was treated for abrasions from a fight with the suspect.

Both victims were released after treatment.

Hours after the incident, college officials alerted all students of the attack through an automatic message system.

Additional campus police officers were dispatched to the residence hall.

Campus Police Chief Peter M. Carey was not available to comment Thursday.

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