Nursing Student Stabbed While Helping Homeless

January 24, 2018 Updated: January 24, 2018

A man attacked a St. Mary’s College nursing student, causing potentially life-threatening injuries on Jan. 23.

WNDU reports that 43-year-old Dwayne F. Newsom attacked the student who was participating in a longstanding volunteer practical clinical program. For no apparent reason, he attacked the young volunteer, stabbing her badly.

South Bend police officers provided first aid which doctors say kept the victim alive until paramedics came. The student was transported to the hospital where she is in stable condition, the school said in a statement.

The attack occurred around 10 a.m. at Broadway Christian Paris United Methodist Church on 1412 Carroll St., South Bend, Indiana.

Broadway Christian Paris United Methodist Church (Google Maps screenshot)
Broadway Christian Paris United Methodist Church (Google Maps screenshot)

Two witnesses pointed out the attacker to police officers who made the arrest. Police also recovered what they believe is the weapon used in the attack.

According to WNDU, the school’s statement said, in part, “At approximately 10 a.m. today, January 23, 2018, a student was stabbed off campus while serving as part of a longstanding community nursing placement. The student is receiving treatment.

“Many of our students serve at a variety of community organizations planned to meet health needs for individuals and the community as aligned with the mission of the College.”



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