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TOWSON, Md. (WJZ)— A Towson University student remains in the hospital in serious condition after being stabbed multiple times in a neighborhood just off campus.

Monique Griego has more on why police say the attack could have stemmed from a cell phone robbery.

The student was so severely injured, he hasn’t been able to give police a lot of information about what happened. Until they are able to speak with the victim, they can’t confirm this was an armed robbery. They do say the victim’s cell phone was missing.

A Towson University community is on alert after a 24-year-old student was viciously stabbed just blocks away from campus. Police are investigating the attack as a possible armed robbery of a cell phone. That’s exactly the alert the university sent out to students.

“It’s frightening, you know,” said student Noah McKenzie.

“It’s unfortunate. Life for a cell phone just doesn’t add up,” said student Sal Sao.

The incident happened Sunday just before 11 p.m. Baltimore County Police say the victim was walking near Burke and Center Avenue when three suspects–described as thin black males–attacked him. One of the men stabbed the student multiple times in the torso.

While police say the student’s phone was missing, he was so severely injured they haven’t been able to talk with him.

“It’s possible that this was a robbery but until we are able to talk with him, we can’t positively verify that,” said Elise Armacost, Baltimore County Police.

After being stabbed, the student made a desperate attempt to get help by running into the middle of the road, where he was able to flag a woman down.

“He was able to wave his hand and call for help,” Armacost said.

The stabbing and possible robbery motive sent shockwaves through the normally peaceful suburb, which is a main pathway for students to walk to the university.

“As a parent of one of these students, I’d be really frightened for my child,” said neighbor Kelly Bates.

Police are now warning everyone to be aware of their surroundings, especially while carrying valuables.

“Your value of life is more than a cell phone. It’s terrible. It really is,” said Terry Bates.

The student remains in the hospital in serious condition.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen the attack or know anything to call them.

Police have not released the identity of the victim for safety reasons but say he lived in the neighborhood.

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