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Man with knife arrested in Lewis Library

Lewis Library

On Thursday, Jan. 10, 32-year-old Afriyie Knight of Princeton Junction, N.J., was arrested after he was seen taping a knife to his leg in the treehouse area of the Lewis Library building. 

Knight is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and disorderly conduct, according to an emailed statement from Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss. It is unknown why Knight was in the building.


The statement wrote that Department of Public Safety and the Princeton Police Department responded to a report received in the evening that a man was seen taping a knife to his leg. 

“DPS and the Princeton Police Department … moved several students from the area before approaching the individual,” Hotchkiss wrote, adding that the knife was confiscated.

According to the crime log, the report was filed at 7:19 p.m.

As of Jan. 14, Executive Director of Public Safety Paul Ominsky said that there were no new updates on the case in an email to the ‘Prince.’