BALTIMORE, MD -- Two groups of people got into a fight Tuesday outside a dining hall on the Morgan State University campus, and three football players were stabbed by someone swinging a knife wildly, police and college officials said.
It was the third instance of violence on the Baltimore campus in less than a week.
The players were taken to hospitals and their injuries were not considered to be life-threatening, police said.
University spokesman Clint Coleman said one of the players was slashed across the chest and another was cut on the arm. He said a third person was cut on the cheek; police said a third person was stabbed in the back. The reason for the discrepancy was not immediately clear.
A suspect was taken into custody. It's not clear what started the fight.
This is the third instance of recent violence. On Friday, a male student was stabbed with scissors by his roommate after an argument over the cleanliness of their dorm room.
Early Saturday, an on-campus party was broken up after fights started.
Morgan State is the largest historically black university in Maryland and has about 6,000 students, according to its website.
Police: 3 stabbed at Morgan State University in Maryland