LOWER MANHATTAN, Manhattan (WABC) -- An NYU security supervisor has been hospitalized after he was stabbed multiple times by an employee, according to police.
Officials say around 12:55 a.m. Saturday, a New York University security guard stabbed his supervisor multiple times.
They say the incident happened at NYU dorm located at 400 Broome St.
An NYU spokesman said the residence hall was not occupied by students.
According to police, the victim and suspect were involved in a verbal dispute before the attack.
The 45-year-old victim was stabbed in the neck, stomach and back.
NYU spokesman John Beckman released a statement on the incident:
"The University is shocked by this unprecedented incident and deeply concerned for the welfare of the injured Public Safety sergeant. NYU is a safe campus, our Public Safety officers do an exemplary job safeguarding our community, and this kind of act is both unheard of and utterly out of character with the role our Public Safety Officers play on campus."
He's in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital. NYU officials were told while the victim's injuries are serious, they are not life-threatening.
It's unknown what the verbal dispute was about. Police are looking for the suspect.
"The assailant fled the scene before the arrival of NYC emergency personnel. An alert has been issued on campus banning him from all facilities, and he has been immediately suspended pending termination. The University is cooperating with law enforcement efforts to apprehend the assailant as quickly as possible and to investigate the circumstances of the stabbing," Beckman said.
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