A Memorial University of Newfoundland student has been charged with stabbing another student in the common area of the university’s Spencer Hall Wednesday afternoon. Qiang Tong, 22, was in court Thursday and faces charges of assault with a weapon and aggravated assault. The victim, whose name has yet to be released, was taken to hospital yesterday. Both students were studying English as a second language, and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary required the services of an interpreter to conduct interviews. Memorial is conducting its own investigation into the incident. “When something like this happens, I think it rattles people who work here, people who study here. Generally, people are saying they’re shocked and surprised. It’s not something we hear about happening on the Memorial campus,” communications director Ivan Muzychka told CBC News.
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