Police: Woman Charged in Box Cutter Attack on Professor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A woman is facing charges after police say she attacked a community college professor with a box cutter on campus.

Virginia State Police said in a statement that the attack happened inside the professor’s office at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s Parham campus on Thursday afternoon. Police say 24-year-old Brittany Burfield of Glen Allen has been charged with malicious wounding. She is being held without bail.

Police say Burfield cut the professor with a box cutter and was taken into custody without incident as she tried to leave Burnett Hall.

The professor was taken to VCU Medical Center with injuries that weren’t thought to be life-threatening. No one else was injured.

Police did not identify the professor. It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the attack.

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