Student in Critical Condition After Stabbing at Australian National University

Students attending the Australian National University have been attacked with a man curently in police custody.
Student in Critical Condition After Stabbing at Australian National University
The Australian National University in Canberra on April 11, 2014. (AAP Image/Alan Porritt)

Two students have been taken to hospital, with one in a critical condition, after a stabbing incident at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

The two 20-year-old women received stab wounds, while a 34-year-old man was treated at the scene with minor injuries after an alleged assault.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Police confirmed a 24-year-old man, who is not believed to be a student, had been taken into custody following the stabbing on the ANU campus at 2.45 p.m. on Monday.

They say he has not been charged at this time, and no other people are being sought by police.

The university posted on the social media site X, formerly Twitter, that the situation was under control.

Students have been encouraged to stay away from Fellows Oval and Chifley Meadow as they are active scenes of investigation.

Support services are also available to students and staff.

Police are not searching for any other people of interest, although anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet talked to police is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

ANU Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt reassured the university community of its safety and thanked the emergency response teams.

"I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the swift and efficient response from ACT Policing, ACT Ambulance Service and our own ANU Security team," he said in a statement issued to staff and students.