College freshman from Charlottesville fatally stabbed near New York City campus

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Law enforcement officers search Morningside Park along Manhattan's Upper West Side, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in New York. An 18-year-old Barnard College freshman, identified as Tessa Majors, has been fatally stabbed during an armed robbery in the park, sending shock waves through the college and wider Columbia University community. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Law enforcement officers search Morningside Park along Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in New York. An 18-year-old Barnard College freshman, identified as Tessa Majors, has been fatally stabbed during an armed robbery in the park, sending shock waves through the college and wider Columbia University community. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — An 18-year-old college freshman has been fatally stabbed in a park near the college’s Manhattan campus.

Barnard College’s president said in a letter to the campus that Tessa Majors was fatally injured during an armed robbery that occurred off campus on Wednesday.

Police said they responded to an assault report at around 5:30 p.m. and found an unconscious woman, who had been stabbed multiple times. She died at a hospital.

There have been no arrests.

The Daily News says the teen’s parents live in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Barnard College is part of Columbia University.

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