University of Kentucky student charged with assault July 29, 2021 July 29, 2021 admin

The University of Kansas student charged Monday with an attack that injured more than a dozen people in an outdoor area of the city campus that was closed off to students and staff was charged last week with attempted murder and assault, police said.

The university confirmed the arrest of the 19-year-old in an emailed statement.

A search of his cell phone revealed that he was charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted first degree assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, the statement said.

The charge is pending.

The 18-year old student who was identified by police as Dwayne C. Anderson, of Greenville, South Carolina, was arrested on Monday and charged with a felony count of first- and second-degree attempted first and second degree murder, a felony class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 10 years in prison, police Chief Steven G. Wright said in a news release.

He was booked into the Kansas City County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Anderson is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Greenville Municipal Court.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 16.

Police said they were unable to confirm whether Anderson was wearing a GPS monitoring device, a device that provides location data for police cars, to help track him down.

Police said the attack took place on a stretch of grass between campus buildings that was normally closed to students, faculty and staff, and the public was not allowed in the area.

The students who were injured were taken to hospitals for treatment.

The attack was the latest in a series of deadly assaults in the Kansas capital that have been attributed to gangs and other gang members.

In January, a 21-yearold man fatally shot an officer after he confronted him with a knife and a hatchet outside a shopping mall in a Kansas City suburb.

In August, a 25-year young man fatally stabbed another man outside a bar in the city of Lawrence, police say.

In November, a man in his 20s shot and killed two police officers in an exchange for a suspect who was shot dead in Kansas City.