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Suspect in March stabbing at Brock University makes first court appearance

Click to play video: '2 stabbed, 1 shot with pellet gun at residence near Brock University'
2 stabbed, 1 shot with pellet gun at residence near Brock University
Erica Vella reports from Brock University where two people were stabbed and one person was shot with a pellet gun at the residence's at Brock University – Mar 21, 2019

A 20-year-old Brampton man is in a St. Catharines courtroom on Wednesday facing four charges related to a stabbing at Brock University that took place in late March.

Niagara Regional police say three students were injured in a violent incident at the university’s Village residence that resulted in two being treated for stab wounds.

READ MORE: 3 students injured, 2 stabbed, at Brock University’s Village residence

Investigators say the man is facing charges of robbery, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, in addition to “fraudulently obtaining food.”

On March 21, officers were called out to the university for what was initially reported as a shooting. Upon arrival, police found three male students, in their twenties, injured.

The university’s campus was closed for about an hour back in March as police officers searched for two suspects.

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Niagara Police say they are still searching for a second suspect involved in the altercation.

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