Sean Christopher Urbanski, a 22-year-old University of Maryland student, was charged with fatally stabbing a visiting student in an unprovoked attack during graduation weekend.
Urbanski, of Severna Park, faces charges of first and second-degree murder as well as first-degree assault for the alleged attack early Saturday, May 20.
A student from the neighboring Bowie State University was waiting for an Uber with two friends on the College Park campus around 3:00 A.M. The group was standing near a bus stop on Regents Drive near Montgomery Hall when the victim was stabbed in the chest with a folding knife, police said. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Urbanksi fled the scene, but police stopped him shortly after the stabbing and the victims’ friends identified him as the attacker.
The victim has been identified as Richard Collins III, an ROTC student who was commissioned into the U.S. ARMY as a 2nd Lieutenant on Thursday. Collins was set to graduate on May 23rd, according to a family spokesperson.
Police said the entire incident was captured by surveillance cameras in the area. Several cameras are mounted on a nearby guard house and on Montgomery Hall.
Responding officers performed first aid and CPR until paramedics arrived, but Collins was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Urbanski, who was not scheduled to graduate this week, is being held without bail, with his first hearing scheduled for June 15. He was described as intoxicated and incoherent by Sgt Rosanne Hoass of the university police. Police also found the folding knife at the scene.
The victim and suspect did not know each other. Furthermore, the police said the attack was random and unprovoked.