Police: Ball State student lied about stabbing

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MUNCIE (Nov. 4, 2013) – A Ball State University student who claimed he was stabbed on campus lied about the incident, police say.

The student reported that he was stabbed in the arm on the night of Friday, Oct. 25, during an attempted robbery. The incident happened in a parking lot near Worthen Arena when a man approached and tried to take his wallet, according to the student. He was treated at an area hospital for a stab wound.

Police released the following statement about the case:

“Upon investigation, University Police have determined that the report of an assault and attempted robbery on campus is not true, and no other person was involved in the injury. UPD considers the case closed.”

The university sent out an email after the reported stabbing to alert students about a potential danger. It was unclear how the student was injured, and police wouldn’t release additional information.

Prosecutors said the student could face criminal charges including false informing or obstruction of justice. They have yet to review the case.