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*Update* Victim identified in Carrier Dome stabbing

What was supposed to be fun event turned sour at around 9:30 p.m. when authorities say a 25-year-old male was stabbed in the concourse area at Carrier Dome during Midnight Madness.
SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse Police have identified the victim in Friday night's stabbing at the Carrier Dome during Orange Madness.

Investigators say 25-year old Shoquinn Benton was stabbed around 9:30p.m. in the concourse area.

No arrests have been made yet and police tell us Benton continues to be uncooperative with them.

At the time of the stabbing, thousands of people were at the Carrier Dome for Orange Madness, a pre-season rally for the SU basketball team.

University officials decided to end the event about 30 minutes early due to the incident.

Both the victim and the suspect are not affiliated with SU.


Previously Reported


Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- SU Chancellor Nancy Cantor and Athletic Director Dr. Daryl Gross have released a statement regarding the stabbing at the SU Carrier Dome Friday night. 

The statement says, "We were saddened to learn of the incident at the Dome last night. There is no place and no tolerance for anything like this, and future Orange Madness events will be designed to prevent incidents such as this. We are proud of the terrific partnership among Syracuse City Police, SU Department of Public Safety, and Carrier Dome security staff, and we are confident that their work will continue to maintain a safe and secure environment for our patrons who come to the Dome to enjoy the hard work and efforts of our student-athletes."

At least one person was treated for stab wounds.

Thousands of people were at the Dome for the school’s annual Orange Madness – a pre-season rally for the SU Basketball team. 

What was supposed to be fun event turned sour at around 9:30 p.m. when authorities say a 25-year-old male was stabbed in the concourse area.

The victim, who police say is not cooperating with their investigation, was taken to the hospital for treatment in stable condition. Police say he is expected to survive.

Police say everyone else was able to make it out of the building safely.

Police were on the scene for some time talking to witnesses and gathering any additional evidence in the case.

The victim and suspect are not affiliated in any with the school, police said.


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