A group of four students were talking in the Corbett G-wing second floor hallway Tuesday when a student who lives on Corbett H-wing “budged through,” eyewitnesses said.
The student, identified as 19-year-old pre-construction management major Nicholas Werner by the CSU Police Department, murmured and walked away. Less than a minute later, witnesses said he returned and started threatening to kill the students he had bumped into with a 3- to 4-inch knife, smashing a window in the process.
Residents said the incident happened between 1 and 1:15 p.m.
CSU’s Public Safety Team sent a campus-wide text to students at 1:40 p.m. with a description of the alleged attacker. The text specified the disturbance involved a knife in Corbett Hall and asked students to call with any information.
At 2:54 p.m., students received another text informing campus that an arrest had been made. No further information about the arrest has been released.
According to witnesses, custodians called the police after observing the incident. Within 10 minutes of the incident, the window had been replaced and the broken glass had been cleaned up.