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Oct. 6, 2005 • Volume 14 Number 3

Arrest Made in Attack on NO Students

Boston Police last month arrested a suspect in the Sept. 14 stabbing of two visiting students from Loyola University of New Orleans who are temporarily enrolled at Boston College.

Police said detectives from District 14 arrested Christopher J. Lau, 19, of Brookline on Sept. 23. He was arraigned at Brighton District Court on one count of assault with intent to murder and two counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon.

The two students, Joseph Vairo, 19, of Holden, Mass., and Marley Lovell, 20, of Oakland, Calif., were injured after being attacked in the Cleveland Circle area. Vairo suffered multiple stab wounds to his chest and face and was hospitalized at Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital. He was released the week of Lau's arrest.

Lovell suffered lacerations and a broken nose in the incident. He was treated and released from Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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