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Univ. New Haven Student Stabbed by Roommate



    Ketryk Wilder, 20, is charged with first-degree assault after allegedly stabbing his roommate in their University of New Haven dorm. (Published Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013)

    A University of New Haven student who officials said was stabbed repeatedly by his roommate has been released from the hospital.

    According to police, Ketryk Wilder, 20, stabbed his roommate several times in Soundview Hall at 300 Boston Road in West Haven around 2 a.m. on .Saturday.

    The victim, who has not been identified, was stabbed in the abdomen, leg and chest and had a partial punctured lung, police said.

    Wilder is from Burnt Hills, New York and majors in criminal justice.

    The school's Web site has an article from August 2012, featuring Wilder, who was spending his sophomore year abroad in South  Korea.

    Students said they did not hear or know about the incident until hours later.

    "It was weird because we didn't really see or get notified about it," said UNH freshman Josh Beaupre.

    About eight hours after the incident, the university issued the following statement:

    "Regarding the altercation overnight, this was an isolated incident between two roommates and there is no danger to the campus community. The West Haven Police Department in conjunction with UNH Campus Police is investigating the incident. We send our thoughts and prayers to the student who was injured and wish him a speedy recovery."

    Even as an isolated incident, students said they wish the university would have informed them of what happened, but said they still feel secure at UNH.

    "I was actually pretty shocked because you typically don't really hear about too much violence on campus, especially from other students that actually go here," Calvin Knight, a UNH senior, said.

    "It's a scary thing to think about, but I don't think it really impacted how us as students feel about being safe on campus," said Beaupre.

    Wilder was charged with first-degree assault and is being held at the West Haven Police Department.

    He is due in court in Milford on Monday.