Students React to Early Morning Stabbing

By Ashley Doerzbacher

Published 04/12 2014 09:13PM

Updated 04/13 2014 06:49PM

STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY - Three people are in custody and charged in connection to that stabbing incident early Saturday morning. State College Police say it happened at an apartment complex along the 200 block of East Foster Avenue around 2:40 AM.
"I was walking back last night and all of the sudden I just saw a bunch of cop cars outside the apartment, I didn't know what was going on,” said Ryan Black, Penn State Student who lives nearby. “Just saw a lot of commotion, a lot of ambulance. I really didn't know what to think"
State College police say the two victims were trying to see a friend on the third floor of the apartment on East Foster Avenue when they were confronted by three men.
The victims tried to call a female who lived inside. That's when police say three men pulled out knives.
"I honestly never heard of any situation like this, it's quite scary to think about a stabbing like that. I don't know who would do something like that," said Black.
Robert Donaldson, 22, and William Stranburg, 21, were charged with making terroristic threats and possession of an instrument of crime.  Brandon Frick, 21, also faces aggravated assault charges.
Police say the two victims, both 22, were visiting Penn State for the weekend.
One of them suffered a stab wound to the back and was flown to UPMC Altoona; the other suffered some minor injuries.
"Any school I go to you hear about kids who don't go there, come and it's like a college area so there's a lot of things that can go down," John Kinnley, Penn State Student who lives nearby.
Both Donaldson and Stranburg have been released on $2,000 bond each. Frick remains behind bars at the Centre County Jail with a $10,000 bond.

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