WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) – Worcester police are investigating the stabbing death of a 19-year-old Becker College student from Maryland following a fight in an off-campus apartment.

The victim has been identified by police and the school as William L. Smith, a sports management major from Scotland, Md.

Detective Captain Edward McGinn said the victim was stabbed once in the chest early Sunday morning after a fight involving students and non-students that broke out during a house party and spilled out into the street.

McGinn said a weapon was recovered at the scene. No arrests were immediately made, but police said they interviewed numerous witnesses and were pursuing several leads.

Vice President of Student Affairs Kenneth Cameron said in a statement that Becker College had informed students and faculty of the tragedy and that counseling would be offered on the campus over the next two days.


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