Police Arrest Man In Columbus State Stabbing

Columbus State Community College's Davidson Hall in downtown Columbus.(Photo: Columbus State)
Columbus State Community College's Davidson Hall in downtown Columbus.(Photo: Columbus State)

Administrators at Columbus State Community College say police have arrested the man who reportedly ran into a campus hall and stabbed an instructor.

Columbus State spokesman David Wayne says 45-year-old Isaac Rotich was arrested Monday evening after officials called him a person of interest in the morning stabbing of a part-time statistics professor. The professor, who was stabbed in the stomach, was taken to Grant Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Wayne says Rotich is not a student, but the two men know each other.

“This is not a random act. It was somebody who came onto our campus.”

Wayne says Rotich will be charged with felonious assault. School officials say they don’t yet know a motive.

The stabbing occurred in the first-floor lobby of Davidson Hall, a general building with classes and offices.

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