Knife attack at Deakin


A student armed with a knife allegedly threatened staff at Deakin University’s waterfront campus before police arrested them, according to a statement released on Tuesday.

Police arrested the student at the central Geelong campus at 10am on Tuesday, the university’s chief operating officer Kean Selway said that afternoon.

“The student was carrying a knife and behaved in a threatening way toward several Deakin staff in the student central (hub),” Mr Selway said.

“The staff involved acted in an exemplary way. They are physically OK, but are of course shaken and receiving the appropriate care and support.

“Victoria Police attended quickly, safely arrested the person and are now investigating the matter.”

Deakin was assisting police with their inquiries but the university declined to provide further details on the incident.

“With the police investigation underway, no further details can be provided,” Mr Selway said.

“Deakin has communicated with its students and staff to reinforce that the waterfront campus is safe and that security officers are on duty 24/7 at each of our campuses.”

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