DePaul student stabbed during robbery near Lincoln Park campus

This story was updated at 1:30 p.m. with new information from a DePaul spokesperson.


Two robbers stabbed a 19-year-old DePaul University student near the school’s Lincoln Park campus early Saturday, a school spokesperson said.

The victim told police that two men approached him and demanded his valuables at knifepoint on the 900 block of West Webster. Police said one of the offenders then stabbed him in the lower back and the men escaped with the victim’s property.

He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition.

“DePaul’s Student Affairs staff is providing all possible support to the student and their family,” the spokesperson said.

“Though this incident did not occur on campus, it and others that have occurred recently on and around our Loop and Lincoln Park campuses raise important concerns for our university community,” the school’s spokesperson continued. “Please know that DePaul takes the safety of our students, faculty and staff very seriously and we are committed to fostering a safe environment for all.”

“In light of the recent criminal activity on and around our campuses, DePaul Public Safety officers will be on heightened alert during their campus patrols.”

The victim said one of the robbers was a White male, and the other was a Black male who wore gray sweatpants and a black jacket. Both were about 18-years-old.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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