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Police: Two men stabbed while classmates act out scene from movie, San Diego man arrested

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Posted at 10:43 PM, Mar 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 15:32:04-04

(KGTV) - A San Diego man was arrested Sunday afternoon after police say he stabbed two classmates during a reenactment of a movie scene at the University of Hartford in Connecticut.

The man, identified as Jake Wascher, 21, was in an on-campus apartment with two male classmates when the stabbing occurred.

"A 21 year old male suffered one puncture wound to the chest and four to the back. A second victim a 19 year old male suffered from a single puncture wound to the chest as well as a puncture wound to the back," Lieutenant Paul Cicero with Hartford Police said.

Wascher attended the Coronado School of the Arts, a pre-professional arts education program on Coronado High School's campus. His Facebook page states he graduated in 2016.

10News spoke with a former student of CoSA, who worked as a tech for a year.

"CoSA is really a mostly just a bunch of nerds, all of the acting kids and music students, just dorks really," Christian Molenaar said. "I feel like most people aren't worried about getting stabbed in high school theater," he said.

Molenaar was shocked when he learned of the events that unfolded Sunday, saying his younger sister graduated the same year as Wascher.

Police say Wascher fled the crime scene and hid in a nearby wooded area, then gave himself up. He was arrested and charged with attempted murder.