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Marymount Student Charged in Stabbing at Dorm

Authorities said Francis Joseph Maguire was charged in Friday's incident.

A 20-year-old student has been charged in a stabbing at a Marymount University dorm.

Francis Joseph Maguire, of Burke, was arrested Friday night on warrants charging him with malicious wounding, according to the Arlington County Police Department. He is a student at the university.

Police reported that the victim, who is also a student at the school, was found laying in a hallway of the dorm with a stomach wound. The 18-year-old victim was taken to INOVA Fairfax Hospital.

“This was an isolated incident and there was no danger to the campus community, so we were never on lockdown,” said Laurie Callahan, a spokeswoman for the university.

Students who signed up for emergency text alerts did, however, get a text message about the incident from the school, Callahan said.

Not much is known about what prompted the incident which occurred at about 10 p.m., but Callahan said the students had an “altercation.”

The two men were not roommates, but they lived in the same dorm, according to police.

Maguire remains in custody at the Arlington County Detention Facility. Additional charges related to alcohol and narcotics are pending, according to the police report.

Peter December 17, 2012 at 05:27 PM
What is going on at this college? Isn't Senator Barbara Favola part of the Administration?

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