A student was stabbed in the HVCC parking lot

TROY – A student was stabbed in the parking lot at Hudson Valley Community College, officials said.

The attack happened around 11:30 a.m. Thursday in a parking lot outside the campus administration building. There were CCTV cameras in the area of ​​the attack. The woman was taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital but is expected to survive, police said.

The incident happened just as campus patrons were parking for Thursday’s concert. At about 1:00 p.m., students leaving classes began to gather nervously, their cars still embargoed behind criminal tape. They were allowed to take their cars shortly before 2 p.m., and at 2 p.m. classes were canceled for the whole day.

One student, an adult career changer studying political science, said she chose the major in part to stop violence.

“It’s a little scary. It’s very disturbing,” said Melissa Staman. “You know, you hear about it, but you think it’s never going to happen to you. But it happens all the time.”

Police said they would release more information as further developments unfold Thursday afternoon. Authorities said security cameras captured the attack and images of the attacker’s vehicle, and showed the suspect immediately driving away.

“They believe the suspect left campus in a vehicle,” said HVCC spokesman Dennis Kennedy.

He did not know the condition of the woman.

“We are working with local law enforcement and public safety to assist the individual,” he said.

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