Chicago Man Arrested in Connection to WPU Campus Stabbing


A man has been arrested in connection to a stabbing that occurred at the William Penn University campus early Monday morning.

22-year-old Zyrick Knight of Chicago has been charged with attempted murder, a Class B felony.

According to the Oskaloosa Police Department, at approximately 12:34 AM, officers responded to a call at Eltse Hall at WPU in reference to a reported stabbing. A male victim was found with a stab wound to the upper chest/lower neck. The victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and is expected to recover.

Police say the initial investigation shows an argument led to a physical altercation outside of the dormitory which resulted in the stabbing.

Knight was at the scene and was taken into custody without incident.

Knight is currently in the Mahaska County Jail. His bond has been set at $25,000.

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