2 students injured, 1 in critical condition in stabbing at University of Hartford
WTIC / Hartford Police
The suspect in custody is 21-year-old Jake Wascher of San Diego, California. Wascher fled the scene, but surrendered to police two hours later after running into the nearby woods.

By Zinnia Maldonado, WTIC

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC) -- One student is in critical condition and another student is injured after a double stabbing at a Hartford University.

Around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, two students were stabbed inside an on-campus apartment at the University of Hartford.

All three students were rehearsing a scene from a movie for a school assignment when the suspect then stabbed both victims unexpectedly, according to Hartford Police.

A 21-year-old male was stabbed once in the chest and four times in the back. The second victim, a 19-year-old male, was stabbed once in the chest and once in the back, according to Hartford PD.

Both victims were taken to St. Francis hospital. The 21-year-old victim is now in stable condition and the 19-year-old victim is listed in critical condition.

The suspect in custody is 21-year-old Jake Wascher of San Diego, California. Wascher fled the scene, but surrendered to police two hours later after running into the nearby woods.

Wascher is now facing two counts of first degree assault and two counts of criminal attempt to commit murder.

Both the suspect and victims are University of Hartford students.

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