University Of Illinois Students Attacked By Unknown Blow Dart Shooter

James Johnson - Author

Aug. 22 2013, Updated 6:19 a.m. ET

Two students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (U of I) were attacked on Tuesday night by an unknown assailant. The criminal didn’t use a gun or a knife but rather chose to attack their victims with blow darts.

A 20-year-old woman was shot in her left forearm as she walked through a cross walk. That attack was followed by another left forearm blow dart attack to a 35-year-old man.

Both victims were attacked in the same area, the central part of the U of I campus.

The victims were both treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

Police are currently investigating the attacks, but no suspects have been reported at this time.

Classes at the University of Illinois are returning to campus this week in preparation of next Monday’s fall class start.

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No official statements have been released by local police officials or workers at the U of I.

The attack arrived on the same day that neighboring Illinois State University was forced to increase security after a bomb threat was discovered in Schroeder Hall.

It’s not uncommon for bomb threats and other attacks to occur at the start of a college school year. We often report on those events which are typically handled swiftly by local authorities.

Are you surprised by the type of attack being waged against people at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign?


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