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IU student stabbed in attempted robbery

Posted at 10:35 AM, Feb 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-28 10:35:09-05

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- An Indiana University student was stabbed early Sunday morning. The stabbing prompted a campus alert. 

Police say the victim was approached by a man asking for money near the intersection of Law Lane and Union Street around 3:15 a.m. Saturday. 

The victim told officers the suspect patted him down and then stabbed him when he did not find any cash. 

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The suspect ran from the scene. The student ran off and called a friend, who took him to the hospital. 

He is expected to survive. 

The suspect was described as a middle-aged man with a beard. He was reportedly wearing a black hoodie with a logo and black sweatpants. 

Police say there is no longer a threat to students, but they are asking everyone to be cautious.