Richard Im, a Stony Brook commuter student, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault on Saturday after allegedly stabbing a resident student late Friday night.

The victim, whose identity is being withheld, was admitted to the University Hospital after approaching the security booth at the Main Entrance of the campus claiming he had been stabbed in the abdomen with a knife.
“The victim indicated that the assailant was known to him and fled the scene in a dark colored vehicle immediately after the incident,” said Stony Brook Police in an e-mail sent out to students and faculty. “University Police Investigators responded and conducted additional interviews and confirmed that the suspect had fled off campus in a vehicle.”

In a statement submitted to the courts by the victim it said that Im picked up the victim, who was going to sell him marijuana, in a vehicle. During a dispute, the victim struck Im, who then stabbed him in the abdomen.
A Suffolk County district court judge lowered Im’s bail from the requested $50,000 to $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond and an filed an order of protection for the victim according the Newsday.
Im is due back in court Friday.

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