Alleged Suspect Of FAU Stabbing Incident Arrested
by Casey Westfall
The suspect behind an attempted stabbing at Florida Atlantic University that occurred Jan. 31 was arrested on Thursday, March 4.
FAU Police said that Durham Cole Jensen, 18, barged out of a dorm room in the second floor of the Indian River Tower dormitory brandishing a knife over his head, and made a cutting motion toward a student in the hallway.
Fearing for their life, the victim engaged Jensen, and wrestled him to the ground.
Jensen evaded campus police, but footage from surveillance cameras of the incident provided investigators with the necessary information, which led to his arrest by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
During his first court appearance, which occurred the day following his arrest, Jensen’s attorney, Ian Goldstein, told Judge Joseph Marx that Jensen was visiting his girlfriend at her dorm the day of the incident, and that the alleged victim was harassing her; shouting expletives and loudly banging on the door.
While addressing the court, Goldstein also claimed that Jensen did not have a knife on him at the time.
Jensen’s bail has been set at $5,000, and is currently being held at PBSO’s Main Detention Center.