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Suspects identified, to be charged in Towson U. student stabbing

Baltimore County Police have identified and plan to charge suspects in the Nov. 3 stabbing of a Towson University student, the department announced Monday.

According to a statement posted on the county police department’s website, the men have not been charged because they are being held without bail in another jurisdiction. Police said charges are likely to be filed this week, and the suspects could be connected to additional robberies.

Police cannot identify the suspects or release any additional information until they are formally charged and have a bail hearing.

"Once again Chief (Jim) Johnson and the Baltimore County Police Department have shown why they are among the finest in the nation," County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement. "The resolution of this case is another example why our clearance rates exceed the national average."

The suspects were identified in connection to the Nov. 3 stabbing of a 24-year-old male Towson University student, who police said was walking near the corner of Burke Avenue and Center Avenue, just east of Towson University, when a group of three men stabbed him multiple times.

The following day, a 20-year-old male student at Goucher College was robbed while walking home from campus in the 200 block of Burke Avenue. Police said a group of three men threatened to stab him and took money from his wallet. The two incidents were likely connected, police said at the time.

The incident for which police said the suspects will be charged was at the heart of a stretch of five street robberies in and around downtown Towson between Nov. 1 and Nov. 6.  At around 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 1, a female college student had her iPhone 4s stolen out of her hands on Aigburth Road near Towson High.

At 3 a.m. Nov. 1, two armed men stole a wallet from a man walking in the 1100 block of Charlesview Way.

Finally, a 23-year-old woman was walking to a bus stop on Fairmount Avenue near the Towson Town Center mall around 6 a.m. on Nov. 6 when police said two men exited a vehicle, chased her and demanded she turn over her belongings. The woman’s purse was taken in incident, police said.

This story will be updated.

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