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Dean stabbed at Kansas City community college

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio


A dean of a Kansas City community college is recovering after being stabbed in the neck while he stood with other administrators awaiting the arrival of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

The stabbing occurred Tuesday morning at Penn Valley Community College in central Kansas City, where Nixon was to have held a news conference.

The school is part of the Metropolitan Community College system.

A spokeswoman for system chancellor Mark James said the dean was in stable condition following surgery.

The dean's name has not been released. A witness told The Associated Press that several people, including the chancellor,pulled the attacker off the dean and held him until police arrived.

School officials refused to release any details about the suspect.

Nixon was still at the airport when the stabbing occurred. The news conference was canceled.


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