Two groups of people got into a fight Tuesday outside a dining hall on the Morgan State University campus in Baltimore, Maryland, and three football players were stabbed by someone swinging a knife wildly, police and college officials said.
The players were taken to hospitals and their injuries were not considered to be life-threatening, police said.
University spokesman Clint Coleman said one of the players was slashed across the chest and another was cut on the arm. He said a third person was cut on the cheek. Police said one person was stabbed in the back. The reason for the discrepancy was not immediately clear.
A suspect was taken into custody. It's not clear what started the fight.
This is the third instance of violence on the Baltimore campus in less than a week. On Friday, a male student was stabbed with scissors by his roommate after an argument over the cleanliness of their dorm room.
Early Saturday, an on-campus party was broken up after fights started.
"This is not Morgan!" university president David Wilson wrote in an email to students late Tuesday afternoon.
Wilson also wrote that no text alerts were sent to students immediately after the stabbing because ``the general public was not in imminent danger because this was a fight between known parties and not a random act of violence.''
Morgan State is the largest historically black university in Maryland and has about 6,000 students, according to its website.