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Man Charged With Stabbing At Pitt Community College

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Three people have been charged after at least one person was stabbed at Pitt Community College this morning.

The college says a fight began behind the Reddrick Building around 11:20 a.m., stemming from a long standing dispute.

Jashawn Brown of Colerain, who is not a student at the community college, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, simple affray and having a weapon on campus.

A PCC spokesman says two brothers, Corey and Kevin Purvis of Windsor, are both charged with simple affray. They attend the community college.

PCC says Corey Purvis was stabbed, while Brown received some other type of injury. Both were treated and released from Vidant Medical Center.

Brown's bond was set at $50,000, while PCC says a pocketknife was recovered at the scene.


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Two people were injured during a fight this morning at Pitt Community College.

Police say the fight involved three people, and one of them may have been stabbed. A witness tells us two men were stabbed.

The fight happened outside the Reddrick Building around 11:15 a.m.

PCC says they are not sure if those involved are students, and they don't know the severity of injuries.

Nathan James says he was standing outside with one of those involved when two others came up and wanted to start a fight. James says the third person tried to ignore the other two, but one of them picked up a garbage can lid and came at the man.

James says that's when the man pulled out a knife to protect himself, and the two went at it. He says the man with garbage can lid was stabbed in the back. James says then the other aggressor got physically involved. In the scuffle, the man with the knife was stabbed in the leg with his own weapon.

The college says it sent out an alert, but the facility was not put on lockdown.


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