Special Message: Student Injured at Admissions Office (*Updated)

Special Message: Student Injured at Admissions Office (*Updated)
The injured woman was taken by ambulance to the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.

At 8:28 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Cal Poly Pomona Police responded to a call of a 21-year-old female student who collapsed in the Admissions Office lobby. As university employees tended to her, they found her bleeding from a stab wound. Police state the wound was apparently from a folding pocket knife with a 2.5-inch blade.

Police officials believe there is no immediate danger to the campus community at this time. They are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the woman's injury to determine how she was injured.

Her injuries are not life-threatening.

While the student was originally scheduled to be airlifted, it was determined her injuries were such that she could be transported by ground ambulance to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.

University Police officers are continuing the investigation to rule out any criminal assault, and are maintaining a heightened presence throughout the campus.

To avoid misinformation, police encourage the campus community to remain patient during this unfolding investigation. If you were in the vicinity of the CLA Building second floor entrance and/or restrooms on March 12 before 8:30 a.m. contact the University Police Department at (909) 869-3070.  

(* Updated at 11:50 a.m., March 12, 2008.)