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Suspect in custody after pulled out a knife on St. John Fisher University employee

The sheriff’s office subsequently retrieved the knife from the scene.



A suspect is now in custody as Monroe County sheriff’s deputies responded to an incident where a man brandished a knife at a St. John Fisher University employee on Wednesday night.

The attempted stabbing prompted a lockdown of the campus for over two hours.

Deputies were dispatched to the campus around 5:30 p.m. and were informed that an individual wielding a knife had entered an office at the Wegmans School of Pharmacy.

Deputies reported that the employee successfully disarmed the individual. The sheriff’s office subsequently retrieved the knife from the scene.

Deputies, along with the New York State Police and Fisher’s campus security, conducted thorough searches of buildings across the campus.

After confirming that there was no longer a threat, the lockdown was lifted. Deputy Brendan Hurley stated on Wednesday night that the sheriff’s office would extend their search efforts after scouring the campus area for over two hours.

He mentioned that deputies would review security camera footage as part of their investigation.

The sheriff’s office announced on Thursday morning that the suspect was apprehended and indicated that they would share further details as soon as possible.

The investigation remains ongoing.

At 9:16 p.m., the university declared the end of the lockdown and issued the following statement: