Police: MATC stabbing victim's condition improving

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by Vanessa Murphy

MILWAUKEE --- A 24-year-old woman was stabbed on the Milwaukee Area Technical College downtown campus Wednesday morning, according to police. By Wednesday afternoon, police said her condition was improving.

A suspect is in custody. Police said he is also 24-years-old, both the victim and suspect are MATC students and they know each other.

"This wasn't random," Lt. Ray Gibbs told reporters. "It wasn't like someone just came in here and started stabbing people."

Gibbs said the call came in about the incident at 8:25 a.m. Dr. William Burke, the MATC President, said campus security responded about a minute later.

"Campus is safe and secure," Burke said. "There is no threat to campus. At this point, classes are continuing."

An MATC spokeswoman told CBS 58 News that a public safety officer and students apprehended the suspect. She said she could not share more information because of the ongoing investigation.

Some MATC students said they were upset that they did not receive a campuswide alert, such as an email or text message, as soon as the incident occurred.

An e-mail was sent to students nearly two hours later, according to the MATC spokeswoman. She said because there was no imminent danger to students, no alert was sent out.

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