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Mitchell W. Adkins Transylvania University Stabbing Attack

Mitchell W. Adkins Transylvania University Stabbing Attack --- ===

 April 28, 2017 Mitchell W. Adkins Transylvania University Stabbing Attack 2 injured 1 arrested: Former student of Transylvania University Lexington, Kentucky named Mitchell W. Adkins stabs 2 students after they answer to him that they are Democrats. He walked into a coffee shop on campus with a bag filled with various edged weapons. He asked a student whether they were a Democrat or a Republican. The student replied that she was a Republican to which Adkins responded "You are safe." He then proceeded to ask two other students about their political affiliation and stabbed both of them with a machete.

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  • college atttack
  • kentucky
  • political motivation 
  • mass stabbing
  • terrorist-style attack
  • white suspect


*Reference


2017 Transylvania University machete attack - Wikipedia



The 2017 Transylvania University machete attack, also referred to as the 2017 Transylvania University stabbing attack,[1] took place on April 28, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky when a former student stabbed two people on the campus based on their political ideology.

Attack[edit]

According to witnesses, a former student of Transylvania University named Mitchell W. Adkins walked into a coffee shop on campus at around 8:45 a.m. EDT with a bag filled with various edged weapons.[2]He asked a student whether they were a Democrat or a Republican.[3] The student replied that she was a Republican to which Adkins responded "You are safe."[4] He then proceeded to ask two other students about their political affiliation and stabbed both of them with a machete.[5][6] Adkins suffered self-inflicted injuries as well.[4] Police were called immediately and Adkins was subdued without much resistance. He and and one of the victims were transported to the hospital to treat injuries.[2] Adkins was charged with first-degree and fourth-degree assault, and three counts of wanton endangerment.[4]

Perpetrator[edit]

According to posts Adkins made online and opinion pieces he had written for BuzzFeed, Adkins felt discriminated against for being conservative.[3][6] He also asserted that colleges were biased against conservatives.[7]

Aftermath[edit]

Transylvania University cancelled all classes for the rest of the day.[2]

Investigation[edit]

Adkins pleaded not guilty on May 1 and appears in court June 7. On May 1, the court ordered Adkins to undergo a mental status evaluation. On May 10, the Fayette District Court approved the search of a laptop used by Adkins, stating the Internet was "where he proclaimed his distaste with Transylvania’s political atmosphere and intolerance for political affiliation."[8]

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Suspect in Transylvania campus stabbing complained about ...
www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article147447274.htmlApr 28, 2017 - Mitchell W. Adkins, the 19-year-old charged by Lexington police in a machete attack at Transylvania University on Friday, appears to have a ...


Machete-wielding assailant asked about political affiliation before ...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../machete-wielding-assailant-asked-about-political-aff...Apr 28, 2017 - Mitchell W. Adkins, 19, of Cincinnati was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, fourth-degree assault, and three counts of first-degree ...

Man suspected of politically-charged attack at Transy due in court
www.wkyt.com/content/news/420723693.html
May 1, 2017 - On Friday afternoon, Lexington police identified the suspect as Mitchell W. Adkins, 19, of Cincinnati. A community post on BuzzFeed, posted in ...

A Trump Supporter Allegedly Attacked Students At A Kentucky ...
https://www.buzzfeed.com/.../a-trump-supporter-allegedly-attacked-students-at-a-scho...
Apr 28, 2017 - Mitchell W. Adkins allegedly entered the cafe on the Lexington campus shortly before 9 a.m. local time before threatening patrons and ...

Buzzfeed writer horrified to learn that Kentucky machete attacker was ...
www.rawstory.com/.../buzzfeed-writer-responds-in-horror-after-trump-fan-who-once...
Apr 28, 2017 - Buzzfeed writer Tracy Clayton and machete-wielding Trump supporter Mitchell W. Adkins(Photo: Instagram and Facebook). Don't miss stories.

Buzzfeed Writer Horrified to Learn Kentucky Machete Attacker Was ...
www.alternet.org/.../buzzfeed-writer-horrified-learn-kentucky-machete-attacker-was-...
Apr 29, 2017 - Photo Credit: Buzzfeed writer Tracy Clayton and machete-wielding Trump supporterMitchell W. Adkins (Photo: Instagram and Facebook).

Cincinnati man charged in knife attack that injured student at ...
www.wcpo.com/.../cincinnati-man-charged-in-knife-attack-that-injured-student-at-lex...
Apr 28, 2017 - Police in a news release later identified the arrested man as 19-year-old Mitchell W.Adkins of Cincinnati. He was charged with first- and ...

University students assaulted by man wielding machete - WND
www.wnd.com/2017/04/university-students-assaulted-by-man-wielding-machete/
Apr 29, 2017 - On Friday afternoon, Lexington police identified the suspect as Mitchell W. Adkins, 19, of Cincinnati. A community post on BuzzFeed, posted in ...